“Drake & I Didn’t Make ‘Come Closer’ & ‘One Dance’ In The Studio” – Wizkid Reveals
Barely weeks after releasing “Sounds From The Other Side”, WizKid’s first official release of since signing to RCA Records, the ‘Starboy’ himself opened up to XXL about his favorite features off the project, touring with Future, his relationship with Drake, & more hip-hop collab tracks plans for 2017.
How did you and Drake get together for “Come Closer”?
I met Drake through Skepta. Skepta was the main guy who put us in touch with each other and really showed him my music. And then [Drake] jumped on my “Ojuelegba” remix and then we made “One Dance” and “Come Closer” after that. So big shout out to Skepta for that connection right there.
So “One Dance” and “Come Closer” was made in the same amount of time in the same studio session?
Within the same amount of time, but not in the same studio session. We actually didn’t even make that in a studio, which is weird. Every time we linked up, we never got in the studio, we just partied [laughs]. We’d just make records and send them to each other over text. I did “Come Closer” in Nigeria and then I sent him the idea and I was like, “Yo, bro, what do you think?” And he just jumped at it like, “That’s fire.” Yeah, “Come Closer” really happened all through text to be honest.
After the EP, what else do you have planned for the rest of 2017?
Definitely a lot more music. I have a whole lot of music. Ty and I, we already have a couple of songs together and we’re talking about doing a joint project so might to that for the people, it just depends. But, yeah, I’m just working in the studio every day and shooting videos for other songs from Sounds From the Other Side. I’m excited to show the world.
And you tweeted a few months ago you did some of you best work with Drake, do you have anything else in the works with him?
Well, I think for now “Come Closer” is going to be the last record with Drake. If it happens, cool. If not, it’s all love. Big shout out to OVO Crew.
You’re headed out on tour with Future soon. How did that happen?
Yes, a big shout out to Future. From the first day we met, it’s just been about the music and just been so real. So when they reached out to my team to come on the tour, it seemed only right because we’re going to be dropping some new music together soon. So, definitely look out for some new Future and WizKid. I’m ready to see the world and enjoy myself, soaking it all in.