Remi and Sampa The Great, two African-rooted artists making big waves in their home of Australia, connect on "For Good."
<p><strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/remi/" target="_blank">Remi</a></strong> and<strong> <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/sampa-the-great/" target="_blank">Sampa The Great</a></strong> are two African-rooted artists making big waves in the Australian music scene. The pair connect on the soulful single “For Good,” a track that looks at the demise of a relationship from both partners’ perspectives.</p><p>Nigerian-Australian Remi plays the absent boyfriend while Zambian-Motswana MC, poet & singer Sampa takes on the role of the fed up girl. The song’s new music video, directed by <strong>James Ruse</strong>, similarly follows a guy who messes up his relationship by living in the night too much and ignoring his girl.</p><p>“The inspiration behind the song is mad basic,” Remi tells <em>Okayafrica</em>. “I was a scandalous prick, and I wanted to outline how it went down and how it affected everyone involved. The best way to do this was to have both the male and female perspective.”</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>“We met Sampa [and] we were blown away by her raw skill and presence,” Remi mentions. “We became family from there, she came through the studio one Sunday <em>arvo</em>, we played her 'For Good' and she immediately vibed out then killed it. The whole joint was super organic and real fun too make. Our favourite way to get down.”</p><p>“For Good,” which also features <strong>Hiatus Kaiyot</strong>e’s <strong>Simon Mavin</strong> on keyboards, will be on Remi and frequent collaborator <strong>Sensible J</strong>’s upcoming album <em>Divas and Demons</em>.</p><p>Check out the music video below.</p><p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="7780a209e18b7bc474a8db86a03200b3"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UrW7GNFwPsM?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span></p>
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