Redinho follows up his recent, synth-heavy Nova Special single by teaming up with the phenomenally falsetto voiced Joel Culpepper. The two bonded over their love of classic soul, funk and hip hop, reflected in Redinho’s production with live musicians on their new track.
Sheriff was riffed out over a few hours by the two. Redinho explains: “I’m proud of every aspect of this track. The personnel is wall-to-wall bosses. I love that Joel is on the track because he’s a great guy and his vocal is dynamite. But also the trombone, guitar and bass are all OG musicians. I love the chord progressions, the song structure and whole vibe. It’s an obviously retro song but it also seems to sit nicely with today. Chuffed to be sharing this.”
“I think Sheriff represents the kind of song that’s a soft reminder soul can be deceptive in appearing soppy and sweet,” reflects Joel. “The melody may well be but the passion and the message is pretty gangster. A declaration that you’re prepared to fight for what you love and come up on top is at the heart of this tune”
Joshua Fry directs the video, bringing back South London summer vibes.
Buy and stream the single here.