Comeback star harks back to his 2000 debut
Craig David has uploaded a photo of himself recreating the artwork from his 2000 debut ‘Born To Do It’.
‘Born To Do It’ reached Number One in the UK Albums Chart upon its initial release, selling 225,320 copies in its first week. The record is still the fastest-selling debut album by a British male solo act.
Having experienced a revival in popularity over the past year, David recently took to Instagram to post the new picture, along with the caption: “#BornToReDoIt”.
The new artwork was released to promote Craig David’s cover of Jack Garratt’s ‘Breathe Life’, recently released as part of the Beats Presents: The REDO series.
Meanwhile, Craig David has discussed plans to work on a mixtape with Drake, saying that he knows “it would be fire” and that it will come “when the time is right”.
Last December, the garage MC revealed that he had met the Toronto rapper in Miami and that the pair shared the mutual love of each other’s work.
Speaking to NME at last week’s Brit Awards, David said: “When I met him in Miami, at that point I was already saying ‘Listen, it would be natural for us to do something’. There’s so many similarities in the style and the things we do.”
The comeback star continued: “He recognised [David’s debut album] ‘Born To Do It’ as a record that was pivotal in his career and I was recognising all his mixtapes that he was doing. Drake and myself, a mix tape, I know that it would be fire. I know that fans would be like “Ooh, you did those melodies and those kind of rides”. He knows. When the time is right, it will come.”