Renowned singer-songwriter MULIMBA makes a stunning return after a two-year hiatus with the powerful single ‘Here I Go’. Written during lockdown and at the height of the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement, the single acts as a call for unity and equality from an individual who found himself firmly aligned with the message. The single also sees the artist enter a new genre-defying direction, honing an alternative sound that draws on electronic hooks and gospel beats that makes the songs message impossible to ignore.
Speaking about the new release, MULIMBA shares: “Here I Go is a tune we wrote during the Black Lives Matter protests in London. It’s weird because I was struggling with my own sense of weakness at the time, and the protests really lifted me up, so the song sort of hits both those nails at the same time. It’s about how we treat each other, and how you treat yourself. Sometimes when you’re struggling it can help to have like-minded people or your loved ones around you to remind you just how strong you are and that’s what we wanted to capture in the video as well.”
Best known for his critically acclaimed releases ‘Damn!’ and ‘Your Own Blood’, MULIMBA has more than shown in the past just how much promise he has. In many ways, lockdown offered the artist the perfect opportunity to find himself and hone in on a style he could be proud of, ‘Here I Go’ is the perfect product of that. Soaked in passion from the offset, MULIMBA bears his heart to the listener through a powerful vocal performance.
‘Here I Go’ reflects the start of an exciting new chapter for the artist who’s already toured all over Europe, opening for the likes of Tom Walker, Elderbrook and Friendly Fires. The release is also accompanied by a stylish, high-energy video, directed by Liam Desroy which features some familiar faces, ‘Here I Go’ is a real statement piece that sets MULIMBA well on his way to the top.