These past two years have felt like a long, cold winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic with extended lockdowns and travel restrictions. As the Southern Hemisphere creeps into winter, the Northern Hemisphere gears up for a much-needed summer season, mostly uninhibited and rule-free.
In search of the summer sun, South African electronic favourites GoodLuck and Nigerian rap star Ice Prince have teamed up on a new single in a first-time collaboration. The two African superstars are bringing the heat with their new single June.
GOODLUCK AND ICE PRINCE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Cape Town-based trio GoodLuck and Nigerian star Ice Prince are two of the biggest artists in their respective countries.
GoodLuck has achieved more than 49 million streams on Spotify and has been awarded three gold records in South Africa. The Waiting For Summer hitmakers have also achieved 102 000 radio plays since 2016.
Standing tall with approximately 112 million Spotify streams, Ice Price is one of Nigeria’s most successful artists. The 35-year-old rapper has also achieved more than 32 million YouTube views since the start of his career in 2011.
GOODLUCK AND ICE PRINCE TEAM UP ON ‘JUNE’
GoodLuck and Ice Prince’s first-ever collaboration, June, tells the story of someone who has been waiting to head outside into the sunshine and get away on vacation.
The track, officially released on 1 June, celebrated the end of hardships and the start of a beautiful summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
The catchy beat is a fusion of afrobeat, reggae and pop sounds.
LISTEN TO ‘JUNE’ HERE
JULES HARDING ON COUNTING DOWN TO SUMMER
Speaking on the release of June, GoodLuck frontwoman Jules Harding shared that she loved the lyrical play the song has.
“We all count down the months to summer and those winter months can be super depressing although I’m not bashing winter – but everyone knows the best holidays are in the sun,” added Harding.
“It was too much fun writing and producing this song with Ice Prince, Ben and Greg Abrahams – I think we captured the good vibes in the music.”