Platinum selling duo Rizzle Kicks whose new critically acclaimed album “Roaring 20s” has cemented their position as one of the most inspiring and refreshing acts to emerge from Britain in recent years, have penned their first ever festive song ‘Happy That You’re Here’.
Speaking about the track the inspiration behind the track, Jordan and Harley say:
‘Writing “Happy That You’re Here” was special because it came so naturally. I think the angle in which we wrote the song hasn’t been explored before. It’d be easy to fall into writing a Christmas song that’s all “Sleigh bells and reindeers” but I think exploring some of the minor difficulties that come hand in hand with Christmas is more relatable on a larger scale. We hope the public also think so!’
Technically, Rizzle Kicks was founded in about 1996, when both members, in their miniature form, used to play together round Rizzle’s auntie’s house. It wasn’t until eight years later that the pair reunited after both moving to Brighton and facing each other head-on in a Sunday league football match. Four years later, they ended up going to the same college and one day Rizzle got Sylvester to ‘Lalala’ all over a track. They soon realised how nicely their styles fitted together. Rizzle was just finishing off his own mixtape, rapping over samples of some of their favourite artists (Gorillaz, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys etc) when they officially became Rizzle Kicks.
As a newly formed duo, they started to hustle for beats from local producers and started making their own music videos with a friend of theirs.
Having finally been able to get into a proper studio with some talented producers, Rizzle Kicks are now working on their album, a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92.
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