Remember that popular summer hit, “Love is Wicked”, by the sister duo Brick and Lace? VP Records featured the jam on their Reggae Gold 2009 compilation album. Now in 2013, Nyanda, (one half of that duo) has gone solo and has been heating up the charts across the world. Her sexy dancehall remix of Taylor Swift’s “Trouble” has spent 6 Weeks on UK’s Urban Club Chart and is not showing any signs of slowing down! Not only does she cover songs, she writes her own as well. Her recent hits “Slippery When Wet” and “Boom and Rave” (featuring Mr. Vegas) are blazing the dancehalls. We got a chance to talk with Nyanda about her music, songwriting and much more.
Photos courtesy of Eric Christian King, Nyanda and Black Lion Music Group
Check out this wicked dancehall cover of Taylor Swift’s “Trouble” by Nyanda. Her unique dancehall reggae rendition of the pop country hit has spent 6 Weeks on UK’s Urban Club Chart and continues to gain popularity across the world! “The mere fact that a dancehall version of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” exists makes the heart swell with happiness; the way Nyanda flips the pronouns to make herself the femme fatale is an inspiring touch.” [Metro UK: Alex Macpherson].
What do you think of Nyanda’s version of “Trouble”? Which version do you like better? Comment below!