Rising South London artist Lily McKenzie has delivered her slick new single ‘Surrender’, featuring the talents of afrowave pioneers, Team Salut.
A luscious embodiment of Team Salut’s seductive beats, ‘Surrender’ is topped with Lily’s emotive vocals. “I wrote ‘Surrender’ this summer during a time when I felt lost and as if I had a lot of things I needed to let go of; hurt, guilt, insecurities, doubts, and anything that was no longer serving me in a positive way,” added Lily. “One night whilst meditating, I pulled out ‘Surrender and Release’ from my Angel cards, and a few days later I went to the studio with Team Salut and we wrote ‘Surrender’ based on that experience.”
Lily’s burgeoning reputation has continued to soar thanks to productions like ‘On Me’, her previous single with 23 Unofficial, which received strong support across Kiss and BBC Radio 1 thanks to spins from Target and DJ Charlesy.
Having already worked with industry heavyweights such as Wiley, Giggs and emerging rapper, Isaiah Dreads, the UK singer has already earned strong support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Kiss, SBTV and Rinse throughout her career so far.
Growing up surrounded by the UK Grime and Garage scene, Lily started to develop her own sound that coupled UK sensibilities with her love for 90s R’n’B. Over the years, the singer/songwriter has continued to forge collaborative relationships with the freshest producers and artists, such as Conducta, SpectraSoul and Rymez. Last year, Lily sang on Crazy Cousinz’s hit single ‘No Way’ with Yxng Bane and Mr Eazi, which has almost amassed 10 million Spotify streams to date.
Recognised globally as pioneers of the afrowave sound, Team Salut are making their mark on the UK music scene with their vibrant and eclectic production styles. The duo’s back catalogue includes production credits for Mr Eazi’s ‘Dance for Me’ (77 million streams), Yxng Bane’s ‘Vroom’ (43 million streams) and Afro B’s ‘Drogba’ (20 million streams).
‘Surrender’ demonstrates Lily’s rich singing abilities combined with the superb production talents of Team Salut. The single is a testament to both artists signature sounds and is set to feed into the excitement surrounding their already flourishing careers.