Koffee pulls up on NY Times

THREE pop music critics for The New York Times, Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Lindsay Zoladz, recently unveiled their picks in the publication's Best Songs of 2022 list.

The list has 70 songs that the publication says "identifies, grapples with or simply dances away from the anxieties of yet another uncertain year".

Koffee's Pull Up made Zoladz's list at number 23.

Some of the other songs on the list include Bad Habit by Steve Lacy (number one), Alien Superstar by Beyonce (number three), Anti Hero by Taylor Swift (number five), Free by Florence + The Machine (number 12), Munch (Feelin U) by Ice Spice (number 13), Down Hill by Drake (number 14), and Strange by Miranda Lambert (number 18).

Pull Up is among 10 tracks featured on Koffee's debut album Gifted which was released in March by Promised Land Recordings/Columbia Records. It debuted at nine on the UK Albums chart and number two on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.

Gifted is nominated in the Best Reggae Album category of the 2023 Grammy Awards. It is ranked at number 38 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Best Albums of 2022 list.

Gifted finished the year at number eight on Billboard magazine's Top 15 Best-selling reggae albums of 2022.

Pull Up is one of two songs from Gifted that were produced by British-Ghanian producer Jae5 who is best known for his work with British rapper J Hus.

Jae5 is a Grammy and MOBO award-winning producer who has worked with the likes of Burna Boy, Davido, Shakka, French Montano, Headie One, and Skepta, among others.

Kevin Jackson

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