Runtown’s biggest song, “Mad over You”, was influenced by Ghana and he’s getting even more familiar with his West African neighbours as he features on Darkovibes’ new single, “Mike Tyson”. WillisBeatz produces the song’s mid-tempo beat blending the catchy drums of Afropop with synth harmonies and electronic guitar riffs to create a hypnotic backdrop for Darkovibes and Runtown’s confident performance.
While the instrumentals carry the groovy sentiments required of dancehall songs, Darko and Runtown take antagonistic directions with their songwriting, addressing their opposition in their verses. Singing “We dey beat our enemies, Mike Tyson” on the chorus, they channel the boxing legend’s fierceness to threaten their opponents while keeping enough composure to stay on beat with their melodic performance over the lightweight beat. It’s an empowering song, but one you can slow dance to with a love interest at the club.
Stream Darkovibes and Runtown’s “Mike Tyson” below.
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