Fuse ODG Out With ‘Island’

Fuse ODG Out With ‘Island’

Fuse  ODG is  back  with  a  bold  new  sound  on his  new  track –  ‘Island’-  and everyone is talking about it.

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.


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