MP3: Verse Simmonds ft. Rock City & Raheem – “Situationships” (Dancehall Remix)
The Virgin Islands Raised Artists Team Up On An Infectious Remix, Debuted by LargeU
Singer-songwriter Verse Simmonds (credits: Justin Bieber, Usher) and the Thomas brothers of R. City, whose Adam Levine-assisted “Locked Away” single reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart in Oct., have been putting on for their birthplace, the Virgin Islands. While R. City immigrated from St. Thomas to Atlanta, Simmonds has remained a nomad having spent time living in Florida, Los Angeles, and currently in Atlanta since leaving the Virgin Islands. The long-time friends have now teamed up for a Dancehall remix to Simmonds’ hit single “Situationships.” The Dancehall remix is produced by The Dictatorz and also features Orlando, FL singer and VVS Society artist Raheem.
“R.City and I are brothers from another mother!” Verse Simmonds tells LargeUp in their premiere of the remix. “We met when we were in middle school and have been best friends ever since.” The song provides an honest perspective on many relationships today, as Simmonds explores alternatives that could allow both parties to be more open about their intentions. “It has always been a plan of mine to create a full body of work specifically geared towards my Caribbean roots and you can expect a lot more from me in that vein in 2016,” Simmonds says.
Prior to the “Situationships” remix, Verse Simmonds linked with K Camp for “Mona Lisa,” which premiered via Complex, who said the “final result is an infectious R&B turn-up track that has club anthem potential and should easily get fans ready for what Verse Simmonds has coming in the near future.” The single followed the Jeremih-assisted “All I Want.” A go-to writer for Chris Brown, most notably contributing to his songs “New Flame” and “Drunk Texting,” Verse Simmonds is also a frequent Gucci Mane collaborator in addition to being credited as a writer on K. Michelle’s “Hard To Do” and Fifth Harmony’s “Top Down.” With an impressive track record, the multi-faceted Virgin Islands-born artist has shown that his songwriting for others can just as easily be translated into hits of his own.
Listen to “Situationships” (Dancehall Remix): https://soundcloud.com/officialverse/situationships-remix-ft-rock-city-raheem
Check out the LargeUp premiere: http://www.largeup.com/2015/12/04/largeup-premiere-verse-simmonds-r-citys-situationships-remix/
Verse Simmonds Background:
Verse is in a league of his own, and called on by the best to create hits that resonate from now, until forever. No matter what he accomplishes or encounters, Verse will remain faithful to what he has been called to be, a game changer. He has worked with Jay-Z and Kanye on the Watch The Throne album, receiving a Grammy nomination because of that. He has also been called on by Justin Bieber, R. Kelly, Chris Brown, Young Jeezy, TLC, and numerous others. “My goal is to be remembered as the one who gave 100%. I want my music and anything I touch to resonate forever. It is my desire to take people back to a time, or evoke forgotten emotions, when they hear my music, because it’s so raw, honest, and real. I simply want to go in the books as one of the greatest,” is how he describes what he envisions his legacy to be. With his hands in a little bit of everything, from behind the scenes to front and center on stage, his impact will be felt all over.
“Situationships” (Dancehall Remix): https://soundcloud.com/officialverse/situationships-remix-ft-rock-city-raheem
FVCK Your Feelings 3: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/35160/verse-simmonds-fck-your-feelings-3.html
Bio, photos, and more info on Verse Simmonds: http://www.audibletreats.com/verse-simmonds