The Young Soul Rebels, featuring N-Dubz, Pixie Lott, Tinchy Stryder, Frankmusik, VV Brown, Kid British, Chipmunk, Mpho, McLean, Ironik, Domino Go, Bashy, Egypt and London Community Gospel Choir, are out with the video to their War Child’s single ‘I Got Soul’. The song is out in the UK on October 19th via Island Records. Proceeds go to help War Child’s vital work protecting children from the brutal effects of war.
Backstage footage of Mpho Skeef at Glastonbury last month for her first appearance as a solo artist has been posted at the singer’s MySpace Video channel. She talked about where she’d be performing at the festival and her new single ‘Box n Locks’, coming out on Monday (July 20).
“My first Glastonbury performing, I’ve been here when I’ve done guest vocals and stuff, but it’s my first Glastonbury as me,” Mpho explained. “I am doing the Dirty Boots tent, I am doing BBC Acoustic Lounge I think and I’m doing the lounge tent at the dance area.”
Later, after performing, Mpho said, “The one in the Dirty Boots tent went really well. It was at the same time Bruce Springsteen was on, so I was expecting it to be dead with like three drunk people in there. Actually, it kind of filled out when I went on. People were walking past and coming in, so by the end of the set, we had a fair amount of people in there, which was good considering I was competing with all the headliners.”
Video at MySpace has since been removed.
Mpho Skeef checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@mphosounds) on Thursday (June 18), talking about reaction to her recently released ‘Box N Locks’ music video. Skeef writes:
Hello my lovelies… it’s been ages… anyway, my video has gone up on YouTube (50,000 views already)… I’m just dying reading all the comments, lots of really good ones…. thank you all you clever viewers who actually listen to the song before you comment!!! Love Ya….
However I always wonder who has the time and energy to sit there and watch a video they claim not to like and then still engage in cheap conversation about why they don’t like it… if their comments were creative, or based on their opinion of the actual song I wouldn’t mind but to ask “why black people can’t get their own riffs” is like asking why they can’t fry their own chicken… and also how about The Temptations V Take That uh? and how about Etta James V Amy Whine house… art is there to cause debate I agree so if you want to we can!… also I’m not only black I’m mixed…. I can do what I want! I can anyway… but for you narrow minded people maybe you should listen to the lyrics, it might free you! So how about that!
Anyway…. I’m really excited about the gigs coming up, 4 appearances at Glastonbury, Wireless, Get Loaded… and of course YOYO next week… expect surprises! Oooh I love it when I get fired up… it makes it so much better lol ;-)
Mpho Skeef is out with behind the scenes footage from the video for her debut single ‘Box N Locks’, taken from the forthcoming album ‘Pop Art’.
“‘Box N Locks’ is about not letting anyone tell you who you’re supposed to be and what you’re supposed to do and how you’re supposed to do it,” Skeef explained during the shoot. “Just be yourself, really.”