As most people who know me will realise by now, I am a huuuuge fan of Derek Safo aka Sway aka one of the UK’s lyrical legends and longest standing, most respected MCs in the game.
His new single Wake Up premiered on Mistajam’s show a couple of weeks back but owing to my lack of interest in listening to radio (ironic as a radio host myself…), I hadn’t actually heard it until now.
Listening to the interview he had with Jam, Sway is quite adamant that he has no particular ‘sound’ anymore despite starting off as a grime MC. He proudly – and rightly so – admits that now he just wants to have fun making music and feel less pressured to fit into a specific genre – and the new track supports this view entirely!
The instrumental samples the legendary Isley Brothers and Sway’s energy, charisma and experimental sides really shine through. Hats off to you sir…
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