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After becoming the first Ghanaian to win a Grammy earlier this year for his contributions to Ed Sheeran’s album, Fuse ODG is back with a bold new sound on his new track ‘Island’.
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 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.
Lyrically, laughs Fuse, it’s about “going back to where you probably shouldn’t be going back to!”
“It’s about a relationship that feels so good, so you keep going back,” he continues. “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.”