Stumbling upon talent is one of the most underrated joys of modern living. With one swift flick of the thumb, the IG algorithm gifted me the catchiest song I have heard in a long while. An 18-year-old artist by the name of Highlyy was singing “See I carry my hustle for my shoulder” and she immediately piqued my interest. Upon further digging, I found that her 15-second snippet had taken the world over with TikTok demanding the song before she had even completed it.
The young artist from Essex is of Congolese descent and effortlessly switches between English, French and Yoruba to lace together her unique blend of melodic tunes. In an interview with New Wave Magazine she had this to say about creating the song;
“This song means so much to me. I wrote it at 3am when I was going through a hard time in my life. Music was the only thing that was keeping me going, so this felt like a prayer to make it out and have a shot at pursuing my dreams.”
At such a tender age, she displays a great deal of promise and personally I’m happy to have caught onto the wave sooner rather than later. You can watch the visuals for Souldier below;