Bad Gyal meets Govana
A viral sensation and one of the hottest talents to emerge from the Iberian peninsula, Barcelona-born vocalist Bad Gyal has cemented her rise to the summit of the new alternative urban music sound. Her cover of Rihanna’s “Work,” which she named “Pai,” made her a household name, enhanced by the success of her full-length mixtape,Slow Wine in 2016, and the news that Fact Magazine had named her track “Jacaranda” as the #1 single of 2017. Lauded internationally for her breakout hit “Fiebre,” Bad Gyal set off on a global tour that culminated in a knockout performance at this year’s Primavera Sound in Spain.
It’s only fitting, then, that such a celebrated young talent joins forces with another global music phenom. Her voice and musical ability find an able match in Govana, mentee of dancehall titan and lyricist Aidonia and one of the fastest rising names to come out of Jamaica. “Run Road,” his 2012 collaboration with his mentor Aidonia, earned Govana a slot at the top of the music charts and a permanent name among dancehall fans around the world — a reputation that’s only continued to grow with each new release.
The two artists’ collaboration “Open The Door” is the kind of dark, sultry dancehall jam that brings enough intensity to keep listeners ‘whining’ on the dance floor all night long. A joint release with Pop Style Music and tastemaker label AFTERCLUV, the single comes accompanied by a music video that takes viewers on a seductive journey through the gritty streets, lush natural scenes, and dark, thrilling club scene of Jamaica.