Nigerian producer Del B has teamed up with Major Lazer's Walshy Fire for a new Afro-soca jam entitled "Consider II", featuring vocals from Afropop stars Wizkid and Flavour and Trinidadian soca artist Kes. The feel-good track has come to disrupt the "diaspora wars" (which sees African and Caribbean people going at it over cultural topics) in a major way, with its seamless blend of West African and West Indian influences. Having already been co-signed by the likes of Hot 97, "Consider II" is about to heat up as it makes its online debut today.
"The sounds of the Caribbean and Africa have kept the world dancing, even in these times," Kes tells Complex. "It's always powerful when we combine those energies. It all came from Africa, so it's an honour to bring the energy of soca and calypso from Trinidad to this collaboration." Del B added that "one of the coolest things about making music is how it can bring different and great personalities together on one thing and spin off a special vibe that connects with many people from very different worlds, which is what this record is. Even though COVID-19 brought some push-backs, I am glad it's finally time to let it loose."
Peep the animated visuals for "Consider II" above, and be sure to add the song to your playlists.