FRESH: ‘Redlight’ – Naytiive

Naytiive returns with “Redlight”

NeoSoul, Pop-Funk

London based singer Naytiive (Nathan Gittens) is back with his second ever single, the soulful, cool-as-anything, “Redlight”.

The song is the follow up to his debut, “Flawless“, which we brought to you last year and sees Naytiive really match up to his contemporaries such as Bruno Mars and Jamiroquai.

After a bouncing, addictive debut, the 26 year old year piles on the cool and slomo funk with “Redlight” that could easily have been released 20 or 30 years ago but will bring something very ‘fresh’ into our lives in 2021 as Naytiive seeks to build upon his debut and really make this year, his!

“Redlight” is a song about living that dream life, putting all your worries to one side abs fully just living in the moment. Naytiive tells us that: “My main man, Mr. Joe Green, came round to my old uni flat in Fulham. He’d had abit of a rough day and we were just doing what we all day when we’re feeling sorry for ourselves, we started wishing we were rich. Wishing we were like those guys from made in Chelsea. If we had all the money in the world, what would we be like?”. Thus, “Redlight”, was born.

Naytiive has already performed “Flawless” live and hopes to get on stage and showcase both tracks as soon as is possible but stresses “I want people to feel liberated, free, something they can just bop their head to during these hard times”. “Redlight” is that song and boy, what a tune. Yeah!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!