Scratch – Soldier (Video)

“Ultrasmooth flavors form the other side of the islands. The craft of the mastering engineer is quite high here. Mellow grooves in general laced with sensuality. ”

Determined to end summer on a feel-good note, rising artist Scratch has delivered a blissful bubbler that explores the feeling of young love; accompanied alongside Dejour, ‘Solider’ provides a route of sweet escape as the darker nights draw in.

Backed with a dancehall-inspired production courtesy of E Double, ‘Solider’ encapsulates that initial tender spark when getting to know a newly-found love interest. Sugar-coated with his butter-like tone and bouncing melodies, ‘Solider’ is fit for those hazy summer days out with your loved ones. Although winter is approaching, Scratch has still managed to deliver a wheel-up worthy sizzler that bound to push those fall blues away. Accompanied alongside Dejour for an assisting verse, the pair demonstrate their musical chemistry throughout. Seamlessly gliding over the acoustic-led beat, Scratch’s infectious hook matched with Dejour’s effortless swagger creates an unsurpassed banger!

Captured on a bright summer’s day, the matching visuals correlate with the feel of the track comfortably. Each paired with a love interest, we follow Scratch and Dejour around as they endure the company of two beautiful young women. Speaking on the release Scratch commented, ”Soldier was made for the young lovers, giving the fans a smooth and melodic dancehall feeling”. With more music backed away in the vault, Scratch’s developing trajectory doesn’t stop here!

Following on from his recent ‘More Life’ release, not to mention his ‘One Sugar’ EP, ‘Solider’ is one of many drops this year from Scratch. Residing in South London, he first stepped onto the scene in 2014 with a selection of SoundCloud releases before seeding a string of videos on Linkup TV, and writing alongside Da Beatfreakz for reputable names including Swarmz, AJ and Deno.

Reviewed by Nagamag on November 3, 2021