New Music Alert: Sweetlemondae ‘Never Gonna Be’ OUT NOW

Sweetlemondae, the 22-year-old MC drops her brand-new single ‘Never Gonna Be’ today, her debut release on Diffusion Lab.

Just before hitting a studio session, a conversation with a friend and fellow artist Moyo about racism and the increase of violent racial crimes in Ireland inspired the track. The song reflects on the huge impact such horrific acts have on the person involved and all the people around them. How life can change so drastically after.

About the song, she says ‘I thought it would be good to shed light on that topic. I hope it can be understood that I’m not speaking from an American point of view but an Irish one. It’s sad how such racial crimes can strain families and change a person’s life forever hence ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’.

‘Never Gonna Be’ was created during a Diffusion Lab songwriting camp where she worked closely with acclaimed producer Benza and Irish artist Moyo, the perfect combination of talent for the track. The trio bounced off each other in terms of energy and ideas for the song.

Sweetlemondae was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and at the age of 7 moved to Ireland. Living in Dublin for her formative years and now resides in Galway.  Always surrounded by music, with her brother’s band always making music at their home but it was her 10th birthday gift of a Nicki Minaj ‘Pink Friday’ album that marked a pivotal moment of realization of the artist she wanted to be, a powerful MC with inspiring lyrics. And from there she delved into the world of Hip Hop music, its history, and its cultural impact. At the age of 15, she started releasing music on Soundcloud and YouTube.  Sweetlemondae now draws inspiration from a variety of artists, including 070 Shake, Little Simz, Coi Leray, and IAMDDB, all reflected in her MC sound and style.  She is renowned for her commanding stage presence with profound lyrics, rapping passionately about relatable topics that captivate her audience.

Sweetlemondae has an appetite for new music and steeze coming out of Ireland and ‘Never Gonna Be’ marks the first of lots more music to come from her. She recently played Electric Picnic and is one of the chosen acts to take part in the Internationally known music showcase, Ireland Music Week on Friday, October 7th at The Workman’s Cellar.Tickets are available now.

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