Che Lingo Links Up With Roger Taylor On ‘MY RADIO’
19 Jan 2023
British artist Che Lingo has unveiled his new single ‘MY RADIO’ featuring one of the biggest names in music history; Queen’s Roger Taylor, out now via 7Wallace.
The unique song takes respectful inspiration from Queen’s iconic chart-topping single ‘Radio Ga Ga’, re-imagined through Che’s ever-evolving contemporary hip-hop soundscape as a poignant dedication to his late grandmother. Throughout the process the record has been overseen by the original writer – none other than Roger Taylor himself. Presenting Che with a first white label pressing of the single, Roger inscribed it “‘To Che Lingo. One of one. First of many’. Best, Roger Taylor, Queen.”
Speaking about the new single and collaboration, Che said: “Creating and passing the torch is so important to the life of an artist and their legacy. The respect and love Roger showed me, knowing we took this track with Freddie Mercury’s (respective, original) vocal to another place in the hip-hop spectrum to create ‘My Radio,’ is a testament to how righteous it can be to work with artists from different generations.”
As a part of the release, Che is also announcing his debut headline tour across 17 UK & European cities in April & May, with pre-sale tickets going online today and general sale on the 20th of Jan.
With an AI-constructed music video for ‘My Radio’; the RealDreams team, led by director Justin Hackney and Che, used this unique collaboration to pay homage to his late grandmother’s memory. The result is a visually stunning, heartfelt and emotional tribute created on 16mm film and AI-generated imagery from real life photographic references.
Che’s discography alone won’t tell you the full story of his rise to becoming one of the most compelling alternative UK hip-hop artists around. His journey started out over a decade ago making music in South West London youth clubs and his deeply honest and relatable music has seen him create some major highlights along the way, from his COLORS session for track ‘Zuko’, to playing Glastonbury, selling out his UK tour, being signed to Idris Elba’s 7Wallace label and picking up a nomination for Best Independent Album at the AIM Awards for his 2020 debut The Worst Generation.
Alongside co-signs from the likes of Ghetts, Stormzy and Dave and collaborations with Audemars Piguet, Che has also used his status to fight social injustice; confronting police brutality in the UK with his iconic track ‘My Block’, becoming the face of the BLACK DREAMS MATTER campaign and featuring in Channel 4’s series The Whole Truth about mental health, music and racism.
Co-signed and approved by one of the greatest bands in history, ‘My Radio’ is history in the making for an artist entering his prime.