Genre-defying London duo Snakehips have collaborated with chart-topper Jess Glynne for infectious new single “Lie For You”, featuring Afrobeats star Davido and hip-hop favourite A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, out today via Columbia Records.
Music like this accelerates cross-genre, cross-border conversations, and helps export local sounds globally. The “Afrobeats to the world” movement is becoming perspicuous day by day as Afrobeats artists keep getting enlisted on salient collaborations in the global scene. Burna Boy previously created magic with Grammy winner, Sam Smith, now Davido has his vocals on the Snakehips’ lead single, “Lie For You.”
The impressive record was produced by the duo, Snakehips. Rumour has it that the video will be up on our screens anytime from now, expect the unexpected! In reality, though, what began as regional particularities such as unique sonic identifiers and sales pitches end up smeared together so intensely here that the implicit argument ends up being that these styles were all the same to begin with.