Multi-award-winning and Billboard chart topping, Sean Paul reunites with Sia to release their club anthem Dynamite – an indisputable pop banger to round out the year. Produced by Banx & Ranx and Greg Kurstin (Adele, Pink, The Foo Fighters), the upbeat single relies on dancehall-centric beats, Sia’s trademark quavering voice as she belts “Light me up and set me free,” and Sean’s undeniable dance inducing riffs.
The track marks a highly anticipated follow-up collaboration between the genre-bending artists since their smash hit Cheap Thrills, also produced by Greg Kurstin, which has racked up over 1.6 billion YouTube views since its 2016 release.
Of the song, Sean Paul says, Dynamite started out as just a good vibe song. After recording Cheap Thrills Sia and I knew we would record another single and Dynamite is the second installment.” He adds Banx & Ranx, Greg Kurstin, myself and Sia, worked on this single and I hope people gravitate towards it like our first single. Dynamite is another feel good record for me and I just want to thank Sia and her entire team, my team Duttyrock, my management team and big up my mom who introduced me to Sia’s music.”
Listen to Dynamite below:
Earlier this year Sean released Live N Livin, a collaborative celebration of his Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which Sean trades the mic with Buju Banton and Mavado. Dancehall can be stereotyped as a competitive, macho space where sound clashes are king, but Live N Livin is meant to emphasize what’s possible when unity is the goal. “We don’t need to divide our fans to attain the rotations on the airwaves or streams,” Sean says. “I hold this album very dear to my heart because it shows the effort of collaboration over confrontation.”
Sean also is featured in Part 1 of our podcast Reasonings With Odessa in which he speaks candidly about how is career started. Watch it below & don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.