Dvsn: What's Up - ft. Jagged Edge
The R&B ballad features soulful vocals and confessional lyrics.
By Kerry Doole
Dvsn - What's Up (OVO Sound/Warner Records): The gold-selling Toronto R&B duo comprising singer Daniel Daley and Grammy-winning producer Nineteen85 has just released its second single of 2022. What’s Up features guests Jagged Edge and renowned producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri.
In a label press release, Daley explains that “When we were playing it for the twins from Jagged Edge, they were so passionate about this song being super special and important for R&B, that they decided to bless us with their vocals and trademark harmonies to complete the emotion.”
The track features a slow groove R&B ballad with a classic feel, aside from the frequent F-word usage. Daley's soulful vocals are well to the fore as he gets confessional ("I should’ve just called you that night, I prolly could've saved us from the fake love and the empty little link ups").
Complementing What's Up is a nostalgia-drenched video directed by Andy Madeleine and featuring Drea from If I Get Caught plus appearances by Dupri and Jagged Edge.
Dvsn will be hoping the new cut continues the momentum built two years ago with the group's star-studded third album, A Muse in Her Feelings, and its hit song Too Deep.
Publicity: Chantilly Post, Warner Music Canada