Prior to now, Lay Z has probably best known for spitting grime, with bangers like That's What I'm On (featuring JME and Frisco) to his name.
But Freak You proves the Boy Better Know affiliate has another string to his (Cupid's) bow. This collaboration with Walthamstow production unit The Heavytrackerz is a Valentine's-themed slow jam sampling Usher’s Nice N Slow that shows off Lay Z's honeyed soul voice – seriously, this man can sing.
Listen to Freak You below, exclusively on redbull.com.
I love the vibe of old school R&B. Working with The Heavytrackerz for over a year has meant we’ve been able to develop something special by mixing it with sounds of today. Singing has always been one of my passions as well as grime. I just want to show the world a different side of my music.
Say The Heavytrackerz:
It's the perfect blend of today's sound and classic R&B.
Follow Lay-Z on Twitter at @Layz_music.