NEW STING & SHAGGY TRACK, “SKANK UP (OH LAWD),” AND LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
Santa Monica, California, September 14, 2018 – “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” is a brand-new song by Sting and Shaggy featuring dancehall music sensation Ding Dong. The track was recorded in various studios along Sting and Shaggy’s critically-acclaimed European 44/876 Tour this summer as well as at Shaggy’s Ranch Studios in New York. Produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Far East Movement), “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” contains a sample from “Groovy Baby” by Gerry Richardson and the E Types whose frontman used to be in the Newcastle-based band Last Exit with Sting.
Watch the lyric video for “Skank Up (Oh Lawd) HERE https://bit.ly/2QsTDVr
The song melds reggae, blues and Miami Bass rhythms to create a natural and danceable extension of Sting and Shaggy’s 44/876 album collaboration, which was released on April 20.
Also featured on “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” – out this Friday, September 14, which coincides with the launch of the North American leg of their 44/876 world tour – is Jamaican artist Ding Dong whose own song “Fling Ya Shoulder” has been one of the biggest hits on the dance floor this year. For a complete list of North American tour dates visit http://www.sting.com/tour
“Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” was mixed by Robert “Hitmixer” Orton (Mumford & Sons, Lana Del Rey, Paramore). A special, limited pressing of a “Skank Up (Oh Lawd)” 7” vinyl will be released for National Record Store Day (November 24)Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records. The limited edition 45” will also include a live medley of two of Sting and Shaggy’s biggest individual hits: “We’ll Be Together” and “Oh Carolina.”