“Hilary the brand new single and video release from Respons who collaborated with Londoners Samm Henshaw and barney artist is an uplifting Hip Hop song about falling in love too fast and with no confidence, embelished with lush vibes, candour rhyms and playful video ”
RESPONS releases his new single and video ‘Hilary’ featuring Samm Henshaw & Barney Artist.
The first new music since the release of his acclaimed debut project, ‘Virtually Everything Means Nothing’ released in May 2020, ‘Hilary’ sees RESPONS team up with London talent Samm Henshaw & Barney Artist and continue to make waves with his own brand of HipHop and Soul vibes.
Directed by Tom Ringsby (Intergalactic Studios, Husky Loops, Joy Anonymous & Bad Honey), the accompanying music video features footage shot in cine-8 and fisheye lens, capturing lo-fi visuals filmed in and around London.
Speaking of the track Samm Henshaw remarks; “It was a pleasure to jump on this track with both RESPONS who is a great new talent, and Barney who I’m a big fan of! Look forward to everyone hearing what we worked on!” Barney Artist added “I heard the demo and liked it straight away, also having Samm Henshaw on the song was the perfect fit as I supported him at Scala last year. Was fun to work with both Samm and RESPONS on a track.”
An exciting multi-disciplinary artist with talents that go beyond his songwriting; RESPONS (aka Billy Crabtree) is a British singer/rapper hailing not from an inner city, but rather the quiet suburbs of Leighton Buzzard. Not only comfortable with being different, he embraces it, delivering rhymes that veer from well-trodden ground with a realness and sensitivity which is clear from his considerate lyrical content, tackling vulnerability and mental health with surprising candour.
Having launched onto the scene in 2020 with the release of his debut EP ‘Virtually Everything Means Nothing’; RESPONS picked up critical acclaim from the likes of BBC 1XTtra, BBC Introducing, Complex & Clash to name a few. Over the long months of lockdown, he maintained a creative output of home studio sessions and performances and is set to release his second EP at the beginning of 2021
Billy Says; “Hilary is a fun song about people chatting about falling for a girl way too quick, in a time of their lives where they have no money or confidence haha. I actually met a girl called Hilary once and fell for her so it’s a real one for me.”
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October 13, 2020
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