afropunk premiere: alt r&b singer elle pierre fuses love and afrobeat in new single ‘give it up’

June 9, 2015

Today we’re premiering the new single from Brooklyn based alt R&B singer-songwriter Elle Pierre, ‘Give It Up’. The track is the California native’s collaboration with Nigerian producer The GTW, known for his uptempo productions and African/Brazilian influences. Regarding the theme of the song, Elle Pierre tells us: “I wanted to write a love song that celebrates men in a world that constantly tells us that “niggas ain’t shit.”  I want us to change that mentality and instead give praise and encouragement to our lovers as they pursue their dreams. I hope ‘Give it Up’ inspires men to be ambitious and generous lovers and informs them that their effort is appreciated.” Listen to the song below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor