International Dj, Curator and trendsetter Dj Crown Prince presents, Lift Me Up. A Song that speaks volumes in these difficult times. It features Soca Music hit singer Ricardo Drue alongside caribbean singer/songwriter King Vers. The song takes you on a journey through difficulties and hardships and culminates in asking God for strength to overcome. The instruments and production are deeply roots in an Afro sounds to set the tone of speaking to the creator.
The track, a fusion of dancehall, afrobeats and EDM sounds which takes lyrical inspiration from reggae classics by Black Uhuru and Baby Cham, is the first single from Mr Eazi’s Something Else EP out in October.
“This record was really fun to make,” Mr Eazi says, “and it’s crazy how it went from hearing a K4mo intro in the studio with Fred Again, to me jumping on it and then Diplo hopping in! And Walshy hitting me up to say it’s a banger—next thing Nicki is on it! Been a journey really, like two years in the making and I can’t wait to perform it at my next festival!”
Singer/producer DEL B and Major Lazer’s WALSHY FIRE connect Africa and the Caribbean on “Consider II” featuring vocals from soca superstar KES alongside Naija/afropop icons WIZKID and FLAVOUR. Nigeria’s DEL B (producer of Runtown’s global smash “Mad Over You” along with hits by Wizkid, Davido and Mr Eazi) made the original “Consider” with Wizkid and Flavour for 2019’s Afrodisiac: The Mixtape.
Now in 2020, Walshy Fire has added his touch to the track, applying his trademark Caribbean x afrobeats fusion to create a trans-Atlantic conversation in the spirit of 2019’s Abeng album. The final ingredient in “Consider II” is the addition of featured vocals from Trinidad’s KES, who comes to the track riding a wave of acclaim from the newly released live album, WE HOME. Arriving right in between last week’s virtual Notting Hill Carnival feting in London and this weekend’s NY Carnival, “Consider II” is sure to satisfy listeners’ craving for one last dose of summer.