The new song comes not long after he became the first Ghanaian to win a Grammy award earlier this year for his contributions to Ed Sheeran’s album.
Inspired by hearing Latin sounds through his recent travels, ‘Island’ serves up a cocktail of Fuse’s irrepressible Ghanaian energy with a reggaeton flavour rich with energising rhythms and strident horns. It’s a track which represents a natural evolution from his previous music, as well as an exciting taster of what’s to come from his forthcoming second album.
The track was produced by Dutch/Surinamese duo Yr$ Trly with RGen a Londoner with Sri Lankan heritage who previously contributed to the early Fuse’s track ‘Antenna’.
Having travelled extensively with Fuse, the team all gathered in Ghana to record all of the track’s live elements with local musicians.
“It’s about a relationship that feels so good, so you keep going back,” Fuse said when he talked about the lyrics of the song.
“You know a relationship is toxic, but you keep going back because you have good memories of it. But once you’re there, you realise why you shouldn’t have returned,” he added.
A whirlwind of vibrant colour and uplifting island vibes, the song’s accompanying video was shot in Puerto Rico. It was a natural choice given the style of the music, and Fuse spent some time listening to the islanders’ problems and working out how he could help to raise awareness for their issues.
Fuse ODG Out With ‘Island’
16 July 2018
Fuse ODG is back with a bold new sound on his new track – ‘Island’- and everyone is talking about it.