After joining Talib Kweli and BJ The Chicago Kid for a performance of Kweli’s “The One I Love” on the Stephen Colbert show in support of his Radio Silence album and premiering “Journey’s Lead By Intuition” in February, Brady Watt returns with a new single “Black & White” featuring Topaz Jones & Ro James.
“Ro and I have been friends since my first year in New York” Brady stated. “We’ve also been collaborating since then, from backing him up onstage at countless artist showcases in the early days to producing records leading to a deal with RCA. I needed an emcee to breathe more lyrical content into it, but it really had to be the right fit. Around that time I discovered Topaz Jones on Spotify and was really diggin his style.
“Black & White” was conceived in Malibu during the same stay when I wrote “Youth In Revolt” and a grip of others for the album. I wrote that guitar part and recorded the cello arrangement. When Ro and I linked back up in NY I laid it down, cut the hook and built the beat around it.”
He will be releasing his forthcoming sophomore album, To Get Back Home, on DJ Premier’s TTT Label in 2018.
Listen to the soulful track below!