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Akon, 'Angel' -- New Song

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Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon has returned with 'Angel,' the uplifting first single from his forthcoming album, which is rumored to be named 'Stadium.'

The amazingly-peppy song starts off with Akon's slightly processed voice singing the soaring chorus melody, over a fuzzy keyboard riff.

A supercharged, thumping electronic rhythm section kicks in soon after, sending the music as sky high as the wonderful woman he seems to be singing about:

"I'm looking at an angel / And believe me when I say / She got that whole place glowing / And she's high in the sky singing / way above the clouds in the sky singing."

A release date has not been announced for 'Stadium' yet, in fact, the singer hasn't officially confirmed that title. Whatever it's called, the record, the follow-up to his 2008 smash 'Freedom,' is expected to feature contributions from big name collaborators such as Lady Gaga and Dr. Dre.

In the meantime, listen to 'Angel' on AOL Radio's Fresh 40 station.

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