Singled Out: "He Just Gave Me The Track & Told Me Do Whatever Comes To My Mind"
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:55PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Jay Sean decoded his Rick Ross-assisted "Mars" smash, New Zealand singer Aaradhna breaks down P-Money and Talib Kweli's "Celebration Flow."]
I ended up working with P-Money because he worked on my album and he told me about doing a record and he gave me the "Celebration Flow."
I took it home and wrote a chorus out and a verse. I believe he got Talib Kweli by reaching out to the label [Duck Down] and he ended up getting us all on the track.
For my part on the record, it took me about a day. It took just about a full day to put it all together. I remember I took the beat home and I worked on it and worked on it overnight. Then we went to the studio and I recorded it.
P-Money just gave me the track and told me to do whatever comes to my mind. That's where the whole "Celebration Flow" came from, just me listening to the beat. It really had a very upbeat, party sound and it felt like "Celebration Flow" would be a trending topic.
When I first heard the track, it was just the beat. It was really just like a skeleton beat and then after I did my part, P-Money went and added some more to it before he went to get Talib Kweli on the track.
The song pretty much lived up to what I hoped it would be. I'm very happy with the way the record sounds.
New Zealand's Aaradhna -- born Aaradhana Patel -- lucked out when Dawn Raid co-founder Brotha D happened to get his hair braided at her grandmother's Wellington house. He offered a contract when the R&B-oriented pop vocalist was prodded by her family to sing for him. She made her debut in 2004, on Adeaze's "Getting Stronger," a Top Ten hit in New Zealand. A similarly successful collaboration with Savage, titled "They Don't Know," was released the following year, which led to her debut solo album. Issued on Dawn Raid in 2006, I Love You spawned a pair of proper solo Top Ten appearances ("Down Time," "I Love You Too").
Check out "Celebration Flow":