· By Mattias Forsgren

Swedish producer duo PAPA Sound work with jamaican artist Shvmpoo on the single 'Ray-Bans'

"Ray-Bans" by PAPA SOUND & Shvmpoo is a mid-tempo summer pop track, musically influenced by contemporary dancehall, pop, and afrobeat.
The lyrics talk about the first sight of a person who catches your eye and that lovely impact it has on us. "Sometimes that person charm shine so bright you need to protect your eyes from it, wearing sunglasses." In this particular case, the person needs to put on his Ray-Bans.
“ Love at first sight di first glance
Got mi looking from a distance
Haffi move mi Ray-Bans”

The song's production incorporates drums, sub-bass, pianos, synth arpeggios, guitars and string instruments to create a symphonicly charged riddim. The music was written and produced in Sweden by PAPA Sound, while the vocals was recorded in Jamaica by Shvmpoo.

Shvmpoo is a singer and artist from St.Ann, Jamaica, heavily influenced by reggae, dancehall and afrobeat. He aims to elevate the mindset of the jamaican youth and diaspora as a whole. His lyrics often refers to romantic scenarios, spreading love and positive vibes. His influences include the likes of artists such as Buju Banton and Vybz Kartel.

PAPA SOUND is a Swedish producer duo focused on creating bass driven, dancehall, afrobeat, and reggae tunes. Founded by Patrik Arve and Paolo Albo, Papa Sound became a duo in the year 2020. The name PAPA comes from their given names initials Paolo Albo and Patrik Arve.  In their songs, they vent the issues and passions they have in common, from social injustice or environmental issues to just their love for music

“Usually we are looking for the spark in the gap between different genres. For us, 90% of good music is all about the attitude. It's more important than your actual "skill". Hence our love for punk, hip-hop and reggae. We are baking outernational musical biscuits full of bass and riddim. The vocals are, at this point, made by guests from Jamaica or Africa and is considered the icing on the cake.”
Patrik Arve is one third of the award winning group Teddybears with hits like “Cobrastyle” featuring the Jamaican Mad Cobra, the song has the song has at this point 50 million streams. Arve and Teddybears have made songs with Beenieman, Ninjaman, Elephantman, Busy Signal, Cutty Ranks, Ward 21, Wiley, Kano, Ghetts, Iggy Pop, Eve, Robyn, Neneh Cherry to name a few.

PAPA Sound x Shvmpoo "Ray-Bans" releases on all major plattforms May 27th via Icons Creating Evil Art.