Rapper Santan Dave has joined forces with fellow London rapper Stormzy for his latest track “Clash” from his forthcoming album We’re All Alone In This Together.
The single serves as a taste of what’s to come on the 23-year-old’s highly-anticipated second studio album, which is set to drop on July 23.
Produced by long-time producer Kyle Evans, “Clash” is the first-ever collaboration between the hip hop heavyweights and a hugely anticipated single by two of the UK’s biggest artists.
The track was first teased on Twitter last month through a series of snaps of Dave and Stormzy while filming a music video, sending fans into a frenzy of excitement over the release.
— SANTAN (@Santandave1) June 5, 2021
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with British GQ, Dave spoke of the pressure he feels due to the competitive nature of the music industry, explaining that he “wakes up and writes a lyric on the way to the shower and I stay in the shower until I turn into a prune.”
He added, “Then I think, like, ‘Fuck! I cannot afford to fail at anything’. That pressure is exhausting. It wasn’t initially exhausting, but I can definitely say that now it is exhausting.”
The South London hitmaker also admitted that he fears that We’re All Alone In This Together won’t receive the same positive reaction as his 2017 album Psychodrama did.
“First album, everything is so cool, having a buzz for the first time, it’s like ‘Wow, wow.’ Now it’s just realising that it’s peak outside,” he explained.
“I’m naturally just a deep thinker, so it’s always gonna have a darkish tint to it.”
An unstoppable force in the British rap scene, Dave has already won a slew of accolades for his work, including two AIM Independent Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, and was also awarded the GQ Man of the Year Award for Breakthrough Music Act.
Dave was also the first artist to win both the hugely coveted Mercury Prize & Brit Award for Best Album for Psychodrama, making him the first to achieve such a feat since The Arctic Monkeys double in 2007.
Meanwhile, Stormzy is a multiple Brit Award winner, Glastonbury headliner, multi-platinum artist and Mercury Prize nominee.
Dave’s album We’re All Alone In This Together is set to be released July 23 via Neighbourhood Recordings and Virgin Music Australia, while “Clash” is out now.