Following on from the upbeat single ’Runnin’ Wild’, Olivier St.Louis returns to First Word with a brand new track – ‘Confliction’ featuring fellow DC alumni, Oddisee. Olivier was born in Washington DC of Haitian and Cameroon heritage, but spent his teens studying in the UK. Oddisee offers a brilliant display of lyrical prowess, from his delivery to clarity, he teams up with Olivier excellently. Oddisee abrasive, captivating voice immediately grabs your attention, leaving Olivier’s soothing vocals to provide a soft touch the single.
Olivier says of the track “my identity was forged in conflict; From language and spirituality to race, from animism to Catholicism. From West African languages to French, from black to white. With each disruption came acceptance, adaptation and rebirth. Change comes for us all. No one is exempt. What will you do when it’s your turn? ”
Have a listen to the single below, and let us know what you think: