Sly5thAve – AKA multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II – returns with new music for the first time since his critically acclaimed project ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre’.
“With You feat. Denitia” is the age-old tale of long distance love, this time set against a backdrop of the intergalactic war for the fate of the universe. The release marks the return of Sly5thAve with his first new music since 2017’s ‘The Invisible Man’.
Fellow Texas-born and Brooklyn-based vocalist, lyricist and musician Denitia takes centre stage on this bittersweet journey of everlasting love. Crafting the story around a space traveller that must leave earth – and her lover – for the final time, she explores the yearning and loss that litters the breakdown of long distance relationships. With the scene set around the most earthy conditions the tale is analogous to a long distant relationship in which two lovers are no longer able to deal with the distance anymore. Celestial or human, the idea that love lives on indefinitely and beyond space and time is eternal.
Sly5thAve and Denitia first met at The Clubhouse (AKA The Clubcasa or BKLN1834) in Brooklyn, New York. Home to a host of New York talent, Sly5thAve credits The Clubhouse as being largely responsible for his entire sound; “That house was our paradise for a while where we could learn and grow.” Sly5thAve enthuses. “Denitia has always been one of my favourite songwriters. I think a lot of it has to do with her coming up in the Nashville tradition of storytelling; all of her songs take you on a journey. I can always see a picture and she does it so effortlessly”.
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