The elusive Kiddo tapped Brooklyn-based rapper, Gashi, for a new vibrant track titled “Coming Down,” out today (April 5) via Arista Records/Four Music.
Kiddo lends her husky vocals to the R&B-tinged pop track, singing, “Mama I think I’m coming down/ There’s too much madness in this town.”
Gashi adds a layer of cool with his verses, rapping about a chance encounter. “I took a trip to the sunshine state/ And now she stuck in my head all day/ I don’t know how drink your love away/ Don’t know how to make the sunshine stay, ay,” he raps.
Kiddo, known purely as a comic figure, tells Billboard how the collaboration with Gashi came to be. “The track just had a vibe from the very beginning, it’s feel-good but still has a deep message,” she says. “Working with Gashi has been so inspiring. The first thing he laid down was just perfect. I truly love his way of marrying words to the rhythm. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better collaboration. I love that guy!”
The Scandinavian artist also described the song’s deeper meaning, saying, “It’s about trying to get where you want to, but before you can reach the top you taste the bottom over and over again. It’s about not giving up.”
Gashi also tells Billboard he enjoyed working on the track, which was produced by Swedish-based duo, Decco. “I loved this record from the moment I first heard the beat and I just wanted to add the Gashi touch to it and sauce it up!” he says. “Very excited for this release its a song I really believe in and am happy to be a part of.”
Check out the official video below.