Oslo singer, rapper, songwriter, producer and Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy) nominee Chris Lee first crossed paths with Huntsville, Alabama’s most vital artists this April when he opened the epic second date of G-Side’s Nordic tour at Club Blå. The day after the night before and Chris, Clova, ST and the Basmo Family production team had conceived, written, recorded and filmed both the ‘Money In The Sky’ track and video.
When the Slow Motion Soundz camp headed back to Bama, they were handed a copy of Chris’s chart-riding (three Top 10 singles) album Love Ghost. Opening track ‘Drunk Dialer’ immediately grabbed them. Listening to it on the flight home, emotions running high and memories of their first overseas experience fresh in their minds, a lasting connection was made.
‘Drunk Dialer Remix’ should feel like new territory for G-Side. But it sounds like all ST and Clova have been doing for the last decade is making love ballads in a studio in Norway with Chris Lee. The track envelopes the duo as if they were using it to escape the bitter Scandinavian winter, the sumptuousness of the music and aching soul of Lee’s cries making this one of their most accomplished songs to date.
This is the first of several post-Oslo collabos between Chris Lee and G-Side. Chris will also be featured on two songs on G-Side’s upcoming album ‘One…The Cohesive Album’. Out 1.1.11 on Slow Motion Soundz.
Both the original and remix of ‘Drunk Dialer’ were produced by Chris Lee, Jamie Way, Axel Ramfjord and Øyvind Holmboe Basmo. Artwork by Christian Bielke.