'7 Days' hitmaker recently made his return to music
Famed for hits such as ‘Fill Me In’ and ‘7 Days’, David recently made his return to music with new single ‘When The Bassline Drops’, a collaboration with grime MC Big Narstie.
Appearing on the radio, David delivered a freestyle over Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ and Stormzy’s ‘Shut Up’, the latter of which recently leaped 99 places to beat this year’s X Factor winner in UK Singles Chart. Watch below.
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David made a surprise appearance on X Factor on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s final. He performed his breakthrough single ‘Re-Rewind’ during a medley with Reggie ‘N’ Bollie and Fuse ODG.
Craig David’s career has seen a revival in recent months, including a performance at Bestival in September and joining Major Lazer onstage at a gig in London in October.
Speaking to Complex Magazine about his new album recently, David said he’s been working with “So many new guys,” adding: “I was doing some bits with the Got Some crew, the Eton Messy Bristol crew. That was the same time as Blonde and all those guys. There’s a dude called White Nerd from Manchester, and we’ve done a lot of garage stuff together. He gets it, because he was a fan of the older stuff, but he’s not trying to flex it like the old stuff.
“There’s Kaytranada as well, who I did some wicked stuff with out in Canada,” he continued. “He’s about to drop his project which is going to be fire, because he’s still on that futuristic R&B thing and he’s taken it electronic. Working with him was dope. Diplo, too; we’ve actually got a few things coming up. That’s going to be big. Oh, and GoldLink. He’s got his new record dropping soon, but we have a few bits dropping together next year… Who am I forgetting? Oh! I’ve also done some stuff with Chase & Status.”
Speaking to NME earlier in the year, David expressed his desire to work with Kasabian in the future. “They’re the kind of group I could create something with,” he said.
He also has also suggested that Drake is open to a collaborating with him, hinting that a joint mixtape could be on the way.