Following on from two Brit Award nominations (British Male Solo Artist, British Single), and the release of the incredible new single “Little More Love” late last night, AJ Tracey returns to release his highly anticipated sophomore album Flu Game today.
A sixteen-track stellar offering from the West London creative, Flu Game sees AJ showcasing twelve brand new tracks, with tantalising international features including Kehlani, T-Pain, SahBabii, NAV and Millie Go Lightly. On the production front, AJ calls on regular collaborators Nyge, The Elements, Kazza, AoD and Remedee, as well as producing “Eurostep” himself. The project also features the UK top-5 charting singles “Bringing It Back” with Digga D, “West Ten” with Mabel, and the Platinum smash “Dinner Guest” feat. MoStack.
New single “Little More Love” is sonically an ode to the noughties; an earworm of a track that showcases AJ’s versatility with genres and dexterity in lyricism. A love song in theory, the single is an example of just how AJ’s world-play can lead us into multiple worlds at once; a declaration to a loved one but also a discussion of self-love and his success. He’s got a point to prove: “Went platinum with no deal.” The accompanying video, shot in a plush hotel suite above the city, and at ‘Club Revenge,’ is a display of the results of AJ’s hard work in both his fictional Revenge Athletic persona, and his independent music journey. With the opening scene inspired by the iconic 1998 crime drama Belly (featuring the late great DMX and the incredible Nas), AJ assuredly states: “My brothers are getting by, we don’t struggle anymore.” Complete with a Revenge-branded limo, bespoke team clothing and an animated press conference (this time with adoring fans screaming through the window), the video is a window into the world of Flu Game, Revenge Athletic and the joys of reaping independent success.