FROM RECIEVEING widespread support from a diverse range of cultural tastemakers to being playlisted across BBC Radio1, 1Xtra and 6Music, Gambian by-way-of Coventry’s Pa Salieu has established himself as one of the most exciting and pioneering young voices in Britain within the space of nine short months.
Now, the multi-faceted artist continues his ascent with the release of brand new single My Family, featuring London-based rapper Backroad Gee.
Produced by The Fanatix and premiering as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In the World on BBC Radio 1, the new track sees Backroad return the favour after Pa appeared on his single Party Popper earlier this year.
The track is accompanied with one of this year’s most distinctive and visually arresting videos, directed by Femi Ladi and is available to watch below.
Few artists are able to create the groundswell of excitement and support the way that Pa has in such a short amount of time.
Mobilising specialist support with the massive Frontline at the start of the year, which was not only the second song the gifted young artist ever recorded but also one of the most played tracks at BBC 1Xtra this year, Pa continued to both innovate and refine his singular style with the release of double singles Bang Out and Betty in May, the latter of which sampled new romantic hero David Sylvian.
Since then, Pa has collaborated with a range of artists from SL to jazz virtuoso Yussef Dayes, not to mention his new Burberry x The Face project with black midi’s Morgan Simpson, and won over a laundry list of champions that include Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci, OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib, Annie Mac, Tiffany Calver, Benji B, FKA Twigs and Virgil Abloh amongst others, cementing him as an artist whose complex and unique style both defies labels and connects with both audiences and critics alike.