Starting off the year on a high note as the supporting artist for Kojo Funds and Shakka on their UK tour, Alicai Harley continues to create waves in the industry with her latest release ‘Rushing’. The Island inspired track features an eclectic mix of dancehall, RnB and rap melodies, with the accompanying visuals giving an ode to the Caribbean summer produced by Jamaican Producer Seanizzle.
“The melody and title ‘Rushing’ initially come from me messing around and singing my friends name and the lyrics and content itself was just off of pure vibes and me expression my feelings on a past relationship, I was rushing for your loving… literally haha ha” says Alicai
Following on from the success of her last single ‘Proper Paper’, Harley received acclaim from industry peers such as Dizzee Rascal, Chip, Swizz Beatz, and Grammy Award winner Jay Rock to name but a few; and the South London native is not losing traction anytime soon being tipped by Red Bull as their OTW for 2019, Noisey, Grazia and BBC Hot 4 2019, as well as maintaining the wealth of support received from BBC Radio 1Xtra, being playlisted again with spot plays on Radio 1. Having kicked off the festival season at The Ends Festival in London, alongside an array of the industry’s biggest up and coming talent, Alicai Harley has also spent the best part of the year on tour in countries such as Sweden – taking her music global and expanding her already substantial fanbase.
Breaking into the scene in 2017 the Jamaican Born, South London native emerged with the track ‘GOLD’, which has since amassed of over a million streams on Spotify. Following on from her breakout success, Harley then independently released ‘Killa’ which was subsequently picked up by 1Xtra & Reprezent Radio, ending up on their respective playlists. ‘Rushing’ follows Alicai’s success with her critically acclaimed previous singles. Her track ‘Gold’ received a wealth of support across UK radio, with the likes of Seani B, Target, Sian Anderson, Mistajam, Toddla T, David Rodigan, Trevor Nelson, and Charlie Sloth all spinning the release, alongside plays from Capital Xtra’s Ras Kwame, Tim Westwood and Manny Norte.
With her debut EP “The Red Room Intro” set to be released at the end of Summer via Saint Music/ Parlophone Records, and performances at Glastonbury and BBC 1Xtra in Ibiza, oncoming, 2019 is set to maintain Alicai’s ascension to stardom. A highly successful year so far, and with more to come!