Rema kicks into ‘Rave & Roses’ album mode with his first solo release of the year, ‘Calm Down’ produced by Andre Vibez and London. The infectious melody and combination of rhythms highlight Rema’s genre-blending sound which he’s now dubbed Afrorave. Ambitious and open, the theme that runs throughout ‘Calm Down’ is based on the thrill of finding love, the chase of a love interest whilst also addressing the flip side of unreciprocated feelings and disappointment at the beginning of it.
“Calm down is about the events that led me to finding love at the time. It started at a party where I saw a girl who stood out from other girls so I felt like shooting my shot. We spoke and danced… but her friends didn’t let me get any closer which killed the vibe, but afterwards when they weren’t there, we stayed in touch and hit it off.”