We told you about the ONE8 super group a few weeks ago and “Hands Across the World” is the first official single from the group. The group features 2Face (Nigeria), Alikiba (Tanzania), Amani (Kenya), Fally Ipupa (DRC), 4X4 (Ghana), JK (Zambia), Navio (Uganda), Movaizhalene (Gabon) and R Kelly (USA)and the single is already creating a buzz.
“Hands Across the World” was written and produced by R. Kelly and was recorded in Chicago. R. Kelly is excited to be involved in the ONE8 project. Speaking from his studio in Chicago as they put the final touches to the single, he stated: “I love projects like this . As I hear the music of these artists and meet them in person I can feel myself connect. Somehow I can feel the excitement and adrenaline through them and then the ideas and everything around this track just comes together. This is probably one of the greatest things I have ever done, I can just feel it in me.”
The first time I listened to the track the first thing that came to mind was Michael Jacksons “Heal the world”. I know most people were waiting for a club track, but it seems ONE8 decided to go with a R & B slow tempo track. I’m really curious to see if this track gets picked up on rotation on the urban radio shows here in the US.
What are your thoughts on the “Hands Across The World” ?
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