Che Lingo Hits Up Tamaraebi For Spirit-Lifting "Eyes On The Prize"

Che Lingo Hits Up Tamaraebi For Spirit-Lifting "Eyes On The Prize"

September 06, 2021

It's been an exciting season for South London wordsmith Che Lingo, from his multi-award-nominated The Worst Generation to his ongoing interview series TWG Tales and his recent announcement as co-host for Amazon Prime's new anime podcast Anime To Z. While he continues to rise from strength to strength in new creative spaces, he has released a new track titled "Eyes On The Prize" assisted by Nairobi/Leeds artist Tamaraebi.

Written in response to the racist vitriol heaped upon Black England players after the Euro 2020 final, "Eyes On The Prize" is embedded with uplifting messages about maintaining focus on your goals, even when the odds are against you. Over a foundation of galloping drum patterns and a groove-ridden bass line, Tamaraebi adds a contrasting vocal texture with a commanding delivery.

Speaking on the track, Che Lingo comments: "I think in a time where it's hard to feel as though your life is what it's meant to be, or where it's supposed to be, it's important to have goals to shoot for, causes to fight for and a sense of pride about where you are on that journey. Especially as a young Black person trying to figure it out for yourself..."

"Loads of things can stop you from feeling the natural innate sense of unity that human beings feel, but racism, specifically toward athletes, shouldn't be one of them. Everyone will feel defeat at some point in sports and life, but pushing the hate for a person's skin colour within that will always be unnecessary. A young Black career can be full of confusion and chaos, but your goals and who you want to win for are the only things that can keep you focused and the possibility of winning alive longer. The track is about remembering your instinctual reasons and values despite the noise around you."

While we watch as Che Lingo dominates new spaces with his creative spirit, get into "Eyes On the Prize" below.

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Lauren Luxenberg