In 2012, as Andre Akinyele, he released ‘The Potomac Syndrome’, a return to his Prince influenced sound. The album was promoted with the singles “Feel So Good”, “DC Love (You Know It)”, and “Georgetown”. In 2015, he released ‘Metal Skin and Ivory Birds’, offering a singer-songwriter approach. With its refreshing and powerful questioning of the world, it left no one or nothing off limits. It was promoted with the singles “War of Independence”, “A Ritual of Sound and Time”, “We Walked On the Moon”, and “Cities Under the Sand”. In 2016, he released ‘The Unauthorized Playlist’ to explore the madness of keeping secrets, the anger of friendship betrayal, and self-empowerment. The album backs away from the mixtape scheme, introducing a playlist concept. It was promoted with the singles “After Dark”, “Sky’s the Limit”, and “Keep Movin’: Who’s on the Telephone”. In 2018, he released ‘Telegram Mews’ blending pop/funk, hip-hop, and R&B/soul and was promoted with the singles “T.O. (Toronto)”, “Telegram Mews”, and “Compassion”.
Andre Akinyele defies stereotypical genres and remains a magnetic and viable force in music.