S1mba has recently released a remix and video for the viral track ‘Rover’

By Hollie Gwinnett | May 20, 2020

You’ve probably heard ‘Rover’ on Tik Tok, maybe you’ve even joined in with the viral dance. The original single that premiered 15th November has had a reboot as artist S1mba has recently released a remix featuring different artists including Poundz, ZieiZie and Ivorian Doll.

S1mba’s breakthrough single went viral on Tik Tok, and it has completely dominated the platform for the #mulachallenge where people are uploading videos of themselves doing a 15 second dance to the chorus. Due to its success on Tik Tok, the track peaked at number 7 in the UK charts becoming S1mba’s first charting hit and it has 5.5 million YouTube views. However, despite the songs success it was written in only 20 minutes and S1mba explained “I don’t like thinking about it too much. I don’t like not having fun with it”. He supposedly uploaded the track before he went to Zimbabwe for Christmas not thinking much of it. When he eventually checked his phone, he realised that the quick track that he made just for fun had gone viral. S1mba had emails from major record labels and the song had been put on Spotify’s R&B playlists.

S1mba’s short career is already a success story. Growing up in Zimbabwe he has always loved music. He moved to the UK aged 9 where he learned the piano and went on to join a church band. S1mba said that he’s an open-minded listener, growing up listening to Zimbabwean music, afro-jazz and American R&B. And then when he moved to the UK he was exposed to grime and UK rap. Surprisingly, he also listens to EDM and Indie rock, taking inspiration from all his favourite genres. S1mba explained “I took my gospel influence, but I also listen to trap, I listen to hip-hop, I listen to grime. So, I infuse it together”.

The remix was released 11th May and seems to be headed towards similar numbers as the original track as it has almost 1 million views in just over a week. And just like the original single, Rover (remix) will definitely be one of the most popular summer bangers this year.

 

S1mba image 2 (poundz)

The music video is full of high-end brands and clothing with S1mba and the other artists seen in Palm Angels, Kenzo, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and more. S1mba is seen sporting the Palm Angels logo-print jacket which is perfect for summer. For just £325 you can get your hands on the jacket which will go with jeans or joggers for a more casual look.

Palm Angles Logo-Print Track Jacket £325

Poundz is seen wearing a Boss Salbo logo curved sweatshirt, which is a standout piece. He pairs it with a Gucci web belt which retails at £265. And to tie the look together, he is wearing a Gucci Supreme belt bag which costs more than the sweatshirt and belt put together, but the bag is a must have for any Gucci fan.

Hugo Boss Salbo Logo Sweatshirt £119

Gucci Web Belt £265

Gucci Supreme Belt Bag £585

Watch the video to the remix here and get involved with the #mulachallenge on Tik Tok! If you want more on the latest releases within menswear and music, check out our ‘Release News And Blogs’ page where you can keep up to date with all the latest goings on to keep you entertained during the current lock down period.

If you want more on the latest releases within menswear and music, check out our ‘Release News And Blogs’ page where you can keep up to date with all the latest goings on to keep you entertained during the current lock down period.

Researcher: Levi Hudlin, @levihudlin

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