REMI and Sampa The Great are two African-rooted artists making big waves in the Australian music scene. The pair come together on single “For Good”. The song, featuring Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin on keyboards, will appear on REMI and frequent collaborator Sensible J’s upcoming album, Divas And Demons.
It begins with tribal percussion, and Sampa’s jazzy vocals before REMI comes forward with a laidback flow. Booming bass and slides of the guitar add to the song’s overall sense of instrumentation and originality.
Nigerian-Australian REMI plays the absent boyfriend while Zambian-Motswana MC, poet & singer Sampa takes on the role of the fed up girl. The music video, directed by James Ruse, follows a guy messing up his relationship by taking the woman in his life for granted.