Friday, 17 September 2010

The Sun : Roll Deep Team Up With Alesha

"ROLL DEEP have drummed up a great special guest on their next single. The chart-topping grime crew, who are nominated for Best UK act at this year's MOBOs, have teamed up with ALESHA DIXON on new song Take Control.

Alesha has a long association with the UK's underground music scene having scored several hits with her old garage group MIS-TEEQ. She recently returned to the fray with comeback track Drummer Boy. Now one of the country's most popular pop singers, she has lent her vocals to the crew for the new track which they hope will follow both recent singles, Good Times and Green Light, to the top spot.

Roll Deep member TARGET told me: "Everyone was thinking we were gonna be working with THE SATURDAYS after The Sun's story last week.

"We already had the song recorded, we just needed to find somebody to vocal it. We thought a lot about who we were going to approach and Alesha seemed like a really good idea. We've known her since her Mis-Teeq days, and she was great to work with."

Target explained that the new song fits in with the last two releases, with all three together telling a story.

He said: "It's a similar tempo and vibe to the last two tracks.Good Times is like finishing work, ready for a night out. Green Light is when you're in the club and you spot and girl, then Take Control is what happens after. It's like the last part of the trilogy"

The lads will be hoping for a hat trick of number ones with this new single.

With Alesha on board they'll definitely Take Control of the charts... Take Control will be debuted on Target's 1Xtra show tonight at 7pm.

The song is released on October 31 with album Winner Stays On released November 1"

Click here to see the feature on The Sun