Kyla Talks Joining Drake For The ‘Do You Mind’-Sampled ‘One Dance’
By now, you’ve heard Drake’s latest party cut ‘One Dance‘, which — thanks to assistance from Logan Sama — samples Crazy Cousinz and Kyla’s hit collaboration ‘Do You Mind’ (above). Recently, BBC 1Xtra’s Trevor Nelson reached out to Kyla to see how the two songs’ “marriage” came to be:
I got a call asking for me to get in contact because someone wanted to sample my tune… I was like ‘Yeah, I’ll get to them. I’ll get to them’. When I phoned the company they said: ‘A huge international star wants to sample your tune and they want to have a meeting with you’. When they said [it was] Drake, I was like ‘Yeah right, yeah right, whatever’. I didn’t believe it.
We signed the paper deal and everything and I still didn’t believe it. I was waiting for someone to say to me ‘Kyla, we’re having you on’.
She also reveals how a simple sample use turned into her becoming a proper feature:
They said they wanted it to be a sample at first… That’s what they originally contacted me for, then when we got on the phone and had chats, they were like ‘how would you like to be a feature instead?’
So, thanks (in part) to Drake, we might also be hearing new music from Kyla in the future. How dope is that?