"I am African—the musical influences from the continent, and more closely Uganda, is in my blood," says Ddumba about the catchy Mr Eazi-assisted song.
Sabina Ddumba and Mr Eazi deliver an infectious new pop tune with their latest collaboration, "Blow My Mind."
After debuting the track last week, the duo have shared the vibrant music video for the track, which was co-written by the Grammy-award winning British-Nigerian pop star MNEKK. On the song, Ddumba an Eazi share lyrics about a lover that has blown them away over vibrant, upbeat percussion, making for a catchy tune that's hard not to sing along to.
The colorful music video, which sees Ddumba performing with a group of dancers before various sleek backdrops, was inspired by 90s MTV and shows a young girl excitedly watching Ddumba on TV, the same way she watched her favorite artists growing up, as the singer explains in Billboard. Later, Mr Eazi joins in via a fuzzy, old-school television set to deliver the song's final verse.
The 25-year-old artist, born in Sweden to Ugandan parents, spoke to Billboard about the various influences on the genre-blending track, and drawing inspiration from the sounds of the continent. "I am African—the musical influences from the continent, and more closely Uganda, is in my blood," says Ddumba "I'm not saying that I'm all about doing African-influenced music, but I love that 'Blow My Mind' turned out to be a perfect merge of soul, R&B and African rhythms."
She also spoke about getting Mr Eazi to put his unique touch on the song:
When [MNEK and I] were close to finishing the song, I was really feeling it and I asked TMS, the producers, to modify the bassline just to bring in some of that Ugandan vibe. And Mr. Eazi is the right artist for this. Even though he's not from Uganda, I can hear that we have the same musical influences and talk the same musical language."
Check out the music video for "Blow My Mind" below.
Sabina Ddumba - Blow My Mind (feat. Mr Eazi) [Official Video] youtu.be