Charlie Kay Releases Afro-Pop Track ‘Solo’!

Mixtape Madness Team

By Mixtape Madness Team

Mixtape Madness Team

11 Aug 2022

Singer songwriter / producer Charlie Kay is joined by award winning vocalist Gemma Griffiths and South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest for a feel good two stepping Afro-pop vibe ‘Solo’.

Listening to ‘Solo’ you hear a mixture of sounds, that allow infectious warm instrumentation seeps through providing the perfect background for Gemma Griffths who doesn’t disappoint with her mesmerising vocals. Linking up with the Zimbabwean pair is Cassper Nyovest showing off his versatility.

The track is about vibes, having a good time, being proud of yourself and the place you are from, whilst also understanding that your never alone. With Notting Hill Carnival later this month it sets the mood perfectly.

Speaking on this bold new single he says “Growing up I listened to a huge mix from reggae, hip hop, dancehall as well as a genre from home called Sangura, which has these crazy guitar riffs. With Solo I think I wanted to experiment with what I could do with all of this.”

He goes on to say “Solo signifies a new chapter in my journey. I am surrounded by an amazing group of people who continue to elevate me.”

Speaking on the collab he says “I have always been a fan of Cassper so when we were in the studio together vibing, l played him the demo that I had with Gemma on the hook. When Cassper heard the track, it didn’t take him long to jump in the booth and lay down a verse – the rest was history.”

Not being the first time that Charlie Kay and Gemma Griffths have worked together, Charlie has executive producer’s credits on Gemma’s two EP’s ‘Pamwe’ and ‘A Girl From Harare’.

‘Solo’ is the first track off of Charlie Kay’s forthcoming debut project ‘The Prelude’.

Words by Tyrese King