London’s Mowille breathes new life into the indie music scene with this quickly uplifting, increasingly likeable collaborative anthem.
Featuring an array of talents, Sugar Daddy is an infectious and colourful summer hit, with a light soundscape made up of uniquely combined elements – spacious yet interesting enough to stand out. From here we get the addictive bounce of a dancehall-inspired track, but elsewhere things develop in a completely unconfined, almost genre-free fashion.
Incorporating multiple layers of world-music vibes, the single soon moves from good to great, as a plethora of different vocals inject breathy bars and calming good good energy, impressive performances, and an equal level of lightness and love for the moment that’s consistently enjoyable.
From the opening depth of tone in the rap vocal, through the anthem of the hook, through fragments of RnB in the female vocals, the whole thing leans largely in contrast with the idea that too many cooks spoil the broth. In this case, a certain kind of magic has occurred – a chemistry stumbled upon that works beautifully.
The perfect musical antidote to feelings of difficulty and division, this is a refreshing and energising piece of music and performance – laid-back yet indicative of unity, blending various genres and personalities, in a manner that simply works.
Great songwriting, and a moment beautifully captured in time. Enjoy.