UK rap and afrobeats duo Samo Ones x Thnkn Aloud have released their new tune called “Show Colour Re”, also a forthcoming debut mixtape titled Juice & Jokes is officially scheduled for release this summer. Their music style is highly recommended if you like the sounds of J-Hus, Kojo Funds, Wizkid or Burna Boy.
When speaking about the inspirations of the song Samo Ones and Thnkn Aloud say that i is all about lifting up our black women in a world that wants to bring them down, they also add “the song represents showing your true colours… We’re all very aware of society’s judgemental views of women, but the track pushes against that and wants to encourage women to be free to be themselves.”
Produced by Ransom Beatz, who has also previously worked with Dizzee Rascal, Runtown and Yung Filly, “Show Colour Re” is a mix between rap and afrobeat, together with the sick lyrics, smooth vocals, and catchy chorus and melodies. The aim of their message is to encourage women to be themselves in spite of a world that can be so fast to judge, “That’s why the video opens with a black woman on a pedestal“, Samo Ones and Thnkn Aloud explain.
Mediaworx director Eric Myers was at the helm of the making of the “Show Colour Re” video, delivering the bright visual theme that best fits the record, also it’s truly a delight to hear lyrics that uplift and respect women, Samo Ones and Thnkn Aloud add that, “in the song, we use ‘colour’ as a metaphor for beauty and the video is about appreciating our beautiful black women“.
The message of self-love is great to be passing across to people, watch the video below: