Emerging British-Asian talents Pritt and S.A.M debut their long-awaited duel concept EP, Take 2. Written and recorded entirely in collaboration with each other, the Take 2 EP brings out the best in South London-based R&B star Pritt and North West London rapper and lyrical connoisseur, S.A.M.Both talented musicians in their own right, the pair now join forces to curate a masterful body of work that traverses a grand spectrum of emotions, diving deep into the many layers experienced when tangled in the grips of a toxic relationship.
Retold tenderly across 8 tracks, with ‘Drowning’ as the lead single, the Take 2 EP follows two young lovers across the duration of their relationship, which is fraught with pretence (‘Smoke & Mirrors’) and tension (‘Trials & Tribulations’), which ultimately leads to the relationship’s demise (‘Break Up’). Thought-provoking, versatile and widely relatable, Pritt and S.A.M expertly capture raw human emotion through descriptive narratives, heartfelt vocals and empathic lyricism whilst touching upon a wide range of genres and influences, from R&B to Afro-swing and Pop. Each track gives way to the next, pertaining to an ebb and flow of energies, making Take 2 an honest, healing and heartstring-pulling journey from start to finish.
S.A.M explains, “I remember watching this documentary one day and just thinking that the sea can be the most peaceful place to be on a summers day but in a storm can be the most destructive. It just reminded me of a toxic relationship. Sometimes you can try find love in other people yet you still come running back and end up in a repetitive cycle of “drowning in love”. To the point it becomes too much and you just left with memories of a person. I think that’s what “Drowning” really tried to channel. The song itself was made a good two years ago but just seemed so relevant and fitting for the project. You do see a lot of joint male and female songs however, rarely do we see a whole project. This could be historic”
“Drowning focuses on the penultimate part of a toxic relationship, past all the heartbreak where you are nothing but done with the situation. Reminiscing the good times but the bad seems to outweigh it. The back and forth between S.A.M and Pritt sounds like a conversation, where they don’t see eye to eye eventually ending the relationship for good. They are both dragging each other down hence the title ‘Drowning’. There are only a handful of people I would choose to work with, and I’m glad S.A.M and I can share what we’ve been up to these past couple months” – Pritt