“Vintage funk vibes […] Polished vocals […] Sweet tones” – MTV Wrap Up
Emerging London singer and songwriter Johnson Orchid links up with veteran UK rapper Mr. Bigz for his first offering of 2016 titled ‘I Wanna Love’, premiered via MTV UK. This new collaboration with Mr. Bigz comes on the back of Orchid’s acclaimed 2015 singles ‘Girl’ and ‘Dance It Off’, and the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Reprezent Radio, MOBO Awards, SBTV, GRM Daily, ILUVLIVE, The Source and ThisIsRnB, all championing the London native in the past few months.
Taken from his forthcoming debut EP, which is due out this summer via Sagsco Records, ‘I Wanna Love’ is a brilliantly smooth R&B offering from Johnson Orchid, with excellent Funk and Pop sensibilities and a clear homage to the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. For his contribution, Mr. Bigz does only as we have come to expect from a veteran rapper of his calibre, as he delivers a trademark smooth Bigz verse, with glorious wordplay and finesse, to close out the record.
Speaking about the record, Johnson Orchid says, “I wanted to create a record exploring how love gives us the freedom to accept each other’s imperfections and insecurities. Sometimes I forget that we all come into relationships and situations with tattoos of the past that we’re all trying to cover up. ‘I Wanna Love’ is about me being less judgemental, and being more open to loving people for who they are”.
Next up for Orchid is a string of new singles and visuals, leading up to the summer release of his debut EP, which will feature collaborations with the likes of Grime veteran Scorcher, Youngs Teflon, producers Mikey SOS (Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32, Emeli Sande) and P2J (Trey Songz, Krept & Konan, Stormzy). Excitingly kicking things off is the Mr. Bigz collaboration ‘I Wanna Love’, which is due for release on April 15 via Sagsco Records.
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