Montreal-born DJ, producer, singer/songwriter, choreographer, dancer and model Soph-eye Richard has spent the past 15 years either living in or performing in several dozen countries across five continents. The Montreal-based artist radically reinvents herself and her career with her latest solo recording project Eyesha.
Richard’s debut single as Eyesha, the Fancy Beats-produced “Dámelo” is centered around a minimalist production consisting of stuttering and thumping staccato beats, atmospheric synth arpeggios, and an infectious club banger meets Top 40 hook. Featuring a guest verse from emerging Nigerian artist Slimcase, “Dámelo” is a globalist, border blurring song with elements of Afro pop, electro pop, house music and Latin pop — with Spanish, French and English lyrics delivered in a sultry, come-hither coo by Eyesha and a swaggering reggae-inspired verse by Slimcase in English and Yoruba. And at its core is an irresistible yearning and desire that will have you coming back for more. In fact, so far, the track has been gaining a lot of attention: as of this writing, the track has amassed over 100,000 Spotify streams since its release.
Shot last year, the recently released. incredibly sexy video for “Dámelo” features the Montreal-based act and a diverse array of beautiful people dancing at a backyard party and a club — and while emphasizing the sensual quality of the song, the video also reveals some of the Montreal-born artist’s immense talents.
Dámelo was created long distance, between Slimcase (Nigeria) and Eyesha (Canada). Slimcase was already in contact with Eyesha, who as a DJ plays various styles of music including Afrobeats. He sent over beat, produced by Fancybeats (Nigeria), mixed and mastered by STG Prodigy (Nigeria), to Eyesha, who is also a Songwriter and Producer. She wrote the lyrics and melody of the song, recorded/produced her own vocals and sent them back in the matter of a few days, leaving space for Slimcase to drop his energetic verse. The idea of tapping into all 3 languages Eyesha speaks (French, English, Spanish) came in a prior conversation and felt like a perfect timing with the Singer’s new artist name reveal. Dámelo is a true example of a project between two artists that worked itself out naturally, genuinely and allowing space for both of their very different personalities to come through!
After more than 100,000 Spotify plays, Eyesha presents the music video “Dámelo”. Several radio stations, DJs and media around the world have shared this success. A remix of the song made by Amsterdam producer Jason Imanuel is set to be released on October 22.