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Ni NE8 Collective 2021 cold hands gotta get

NiNE8 Collective unveil new track "Luv U Do"

19 July 2021, 13:13 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

NiNE8 Collective have unveiled their new song "Luv U Do", a collaboration between Lava La Rue, Nige, Mac Wetha, Lorenzo RSV and Bone Slim.

"Luv U Do" is the first new outing from the collective since May's double a-side single - "Cold Hands / Gotta Get", and is teamed with a LAVALAND TV-directed video.

Lava La Rue, who features on the track alongside Bone Slim, Mac Wetha and Lorenzo RSV, says, ""Luv U Do" was my first ever contribution of co-production made specifically for the collective, me and Nige started off the instrumental together with some drums & pad that I wanted to give a UK trip hop Massive Attack/Moby-era of early 2000s trancey music. I feel like it’s coming back. Mac Wetha and Bone were also present in the studio and I thought 'since Mac is normally the one behind the laptop, he should be one of the first to get up and perform a verse while myself and Nige engineer’."

Lorenzo RSV continues, "I came onto the song with it 90% done but straight away I knew what I had to do. Each person touched on past experiences they had based off love, similarly I told my own truths on the song and it’s sick because even though we all have had different experiences, the song makes sense and wouldn’t work with anyone’s verses missing."

Bone Slim adds, "I wrote the verse inspired by the compromise of one's own mental health and the effects of the unfortunate events that stem from it on a relationship. The time I was living in was turbulent and it was a real self identifying moment deciphering what certain problems with people in my life meant."

The collective are yet to follow up last year's No Smoke Vol.2 mixtape.

NiNE8 Collective's "Luv U Do" single is out now.
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