I'm With It2012
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2009 Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle returns with the lead single “I’m With It” from her forthcoming sophomore album, “Freedom of Speech.” And it’s a love song. Probably the most accessible and simply enjoyable moment of an amazing new album, “I’m With It” sees Speech showing a different side to her character from either her more introspective earlier work, or some of the politically charged moments on the new record. Speech co-wrote the song with renowned composer Eg White, whose past credits include both Adele albums, work with Florence + The Machine, Rebecca Ferguson and more. Together they came up with an uplifting piece of pop perfection, which producer Kwes (Warp, Damon Albarn’s DRC project) then assisted in giving a future-Motown flavour to. And as a counterpoint to this big tune, the single package also includes “Blaze Up A Fire,” featuring Roots Manuva and Realism, which Speech wrote before last summer’s riots and leaked with a forthright statement in their aftermath, one of very few artists brave enough to speak up at the time.