Sometimes it’s not about where you finish, but what it took to get there. As the world moves at full-tilt and the ebb and flow of life presents challenge after challenge; it’s rare we get a moment to sit down to soak in the journey and extol how far we’ve come.
On their new single – titled ‘Doing Alright’ – Big Zuu and Capo Lee take a minute to eject themselves from the rat race, each detailing their respective journies to current success. Capo raps about the feeling of experiencing fame from music while dealing with potential enemies out to bring him down; Zuu notes the irony of being told to talk less in class, yet going on to use that same personality to connect with the masses through music and TV.
Much like Zuu’s previous work, there’s an uplifting edge to ‘Doing Alright’. He’s flexing, rightly so, but hearing him tell the story of graveyard shift spitter to bonafide television star, you can’t help but want him to succeed and place some of his energy into your journey.
Produced by Z Dot & Kruchie, ‘Doing Alright’ blends chopped up vocals, ambient-like pads and bass sounds heard in UK Drill, but Zuu and Capo’s flows turn the track into a hybrid banger that could only come from the UK. A testament to the fluidity of Black music in Britain, grime flows and drill sonics can cross over, interact and create fresh sounds in the process.
Ryan Moss @_ryanmoss
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