Unlikely crossovers often result in some truly memorable songs, for better or for worse. It looks like BROCKHAMPTON had that in mind when they tapped pop star Dua Lipa for a remix of “Sugar” — which, thankfully, falls into the “for better” category.
Ever since releasing their album GINGER last August, BROCKHAMPTON have been steadily pushing “Sugar” into the mainstream. If it wasn’t clear they want the stripped-back uptempo ballad to be a hit, then remember that they performed it on TV not once, but twice. And then, somehow, they got approval to blast their NSFW “Sugar” music video on the big screen in Times Square for all to see.
Now, they’ve unveiled a new take on “Sugar” featuring Dua Lipa, Ryan Beatty, and Jon B. Pop star Lipa doesn’t command any singular moment or verse; instead, she sleekly croons right alongside the rest of the hip-hop boyband — and it works. Take a listen to the remix below via its accompanying visualizer, which sees BROCKHAMPTON’s Matt Champion sitting in a basketball hoop.
BROCKHAMPTON just wrapped up an extensive tour with slowthai, but luckily for fans they will be back on the road momentarily. In addition to a couple of headlining dates, the rap group have numerous festival performances scheduled, including stops at Coachella, Osheaga, Primavera Sound, and Forecastle, among others.
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