As Mr P of Psquare celebrated on his instagram that he had received his first award recognition as a solo act 4 days ago, the reality of the ex-duo’s future career path as individuals illuminated even more. But Rudeboy’s “Together” is one in a few things that puts an end to the illusion that we will not get Psquare-music anymore since the duo’s disbandment.
Over the first few seconds, Rudeboy’s vocals on “Together” harkens back to a time when we used to get sweet R&B tracks from the two, giving life to an entity that only ended on the surface of things. Woven with that nostalgic tone, is Patoranking who compliments Rudeboy’s verse with his strongly-accented Jamaican patois. On “Together”, they close a boundary between R&B and Reggae to sing love praises to an interest that “brings joy everyday”. Even as the song’s narrative is in the present, when Rudeboy stretches his voice upward, “Whenever, however…we go stay together forever”, he promises a future, appreciating is lover.
Watch Rudeboy’s “Together” featuring Patoranking below.
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