/  07.28.2020

Currently, Koffee is still sailing off last year’s release of the Gunna-assisted “W,” which in itself followed her well-received debut EP Rapture. She’s also provided notable assists on Daniel Caesar’s “CYANIDE: REMIX” and J Hus’ “Repeat.” Now, the Jamaican star returns with a new single titled “Lockdown,” which sees her speaking on love and life following the Coronavirus pandemic:

“Where will we go? When di quarantine ting done and everybody touch road? Mommy, me go NASCAR, pull up in a fast car/

A nuh false start, mek you and di boss par, I know you’re feeling me, you know I’m feeling you, so what now we fi do…/”

The Nate Brown and Waldane Hugh-produced effort comes with a beautiful visual to match, which is directed by Yannick Reid and show Koffee hanging and driving through different locations around Jamaica, including to a spot where fellow Reggae artist Popcaan makes a cameo. Following a beach session with her friends, the clip ends with Koffee alone over the water at night, seemingly in self-thought about what her bright future holds.

Among her many achievements in the United States, Koffee’s single “Toast” landed on former president Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist. More recently, the top of 2020 saw Koffee earn her first Grammy award for the aforementioned Rapture, making her both the youngest artist and the first woman to win in the Best Reggae Album category. She also teamed up with luxury brand Thom Brown to perform a yet-to-be-released single titled “Pressure” in Kingston as a part of High Snobiety’s “Not In Paris” series.

Fans can press play on the infectious “Lockdown” below. If there’s anything that would bring some sunshine to an otherwise dismal year, it would be even more music — and maybe a debut album — from Koffee before it’s over.


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