Lila Iké – I Spy | New Video/Single
On the heels of her freshly-inked signing to RCA Records — in conjunction with In.Digg.Nation Collective and Six Course Records — “I Spy” is Lila Iké’s inaugural single through the major label and serves as a prelude to her debut 7-track EP “The ExPerience”, which will be released May 15.
The making of “I Spy” was an organic process which is akin to how Lila naturally creates. IzyBeats, who earned a GRAMMY award for his contribution to Koffee’s “Toast,” is at the helm of the song. “When Izy played the beat in the studio I just heard this ‘chek, chek’ and then this specific drum pattern that is familiar in Jamaican culture, so I started pacing the room and singing the chorus ‘I Spy, I Spy.’ Izy was like ‘Oh my god, that is it!’ I felt his energy, so it pushed me to go further and it blossomed into what it is today. I am really excited how it turned out and confident it will open new markets for me. It is going to be beautiful.”
The accompanying video is directed by Danny Williams and was filmed in Kingston, Jamaica with cameos from her crew including labelmate Sevana, Jaz Elise and Naomi Cowan.