Romel says “Do It”!
In a year that’s seen him support the Diddy produced artist Burna Boy and top the Official UK Black Music Club Chart with his single “Mind Blown” (knocking off Drake and Tinie Tempah in the process), UK artist Romel now comes with his new single, “Do It”, out on Grafton Records – a seductive pop/dance groove that’s all set to spark up DJ sets across the internet as we climb out of lockdown.
As with Romel’s previous single, “Do It” is produced by Slic Vic (producer of Tinie Tempah and signed to Tinie’s Imhotep/Sony ATV label). With its summer flow and floor hugging beat, “Do It” was written and produced on the fly in a pirate studio – something that both Romel and Slic like to do, feeling that it keeps the spontaneity and feel in the recording. Romel says of the lyric: “Do It” refers to when we’re presented with an opportunity to go out, enjoy new life experiences and meet people, but instead miss out on it as we’re stuck inside doing things that could be left till later, come on people, no restrictions…just do it!”.
The track also features Portuguese actress Juliana Baros on backing vocals adding an infectious piece of ‘ear candy’ to the beat. As an actress, Juliana has featured in Portuguese adaptations of the Broadway musicals Grease, The Lion King, Mamma Mia and Aladdin, plus worked with Beyoncé as her fitting model!
Raised in London and of Nigerian descent, Romel started his musical journey rapping at various open-mics and studio sessions, until a producer heard his voice and suggested he sing instead, changing the course of his style completely. Taking inspiration from the likes of Khalid and Pharrell Williams, Romel eventually started working with Grafton Records and toured Nigeria with Grafton and MTV Base Africa alongside artists Mr 2Kay, Ill Bliss, Tha Suspect and Jaywon plus MTV Basepresenter Ehiz.
He’s also played to sold out clubs in Coventry and whooped up the crowds at Notting Hill Carnival in recent years. Otherwise Romel has also featured in videos for Davido’s hit song “If” (which won Best Pop Single and Song Of The Year at Nigeria’s Headies Awards), “Wondering” by Mo featuring. Chipplus Chicken Curry by Mr Eazi feat. Sneakbo and Just Sul. Outside of music, Romel appeared in Bengali movie ‘Bhaijaan Elo Re’, which was the fastest Benghali movie soundtrack to hit a million views in 24 hours. He’s also had cameo appearances in the short film Lucid, plus the BBC comedy show Famalam. The Covid19 crisis aside, 2020 has brought much opportunity to the ever optimistic Romel and continues to shape up to be breakthrough year for him – come on boy, just do it!
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