BRIT award nominated pop-rap duo A1 X J1 release their brand new single ‘Don’t Lie’ featuring seventeen year-old rapper Nemzzz.

Listen to ‘Don’t Lie’ here / watch the video here.

Back with another one of their unique takes on reinventing celebrated anthems, A1 X J1 come correct with a fresh take on Shakira’s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ in the new single ‘Don’t Lie’. Featuring the instantly recognisable trumpet flourish and reggaeton rythmn, the track is creatively infused with the boys’ love for rap and R&B, upping the tempo whilst trap slaps filter throughout.

As an alternative to shooting a traditional music video for the new single, the duo took it upon themselves to donate the £30,000 music video budget to the Sidemen Fc Vs Youtube All Stars charity football game, of which the profits go towards a number of charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation. The charity offers support to children who have had their childhoods stolen by a critical illness. They will also support by donating to other mental health services to young people including, Teenage Cancer Trust and Calm (Mental Health Charity). The cameos in the video feature Mr Beast, Chunkz, Filly, Cal The Dragon, Harry Pinero, Ishowspeed, Noah Beck, Deji to name a few!

Whilst the duo have gained remarkable success in the music industry, including three top-five singles, collaborations with the likes of KSIMae Muller and Mabel and a 2022 BRIT nomination, more recently they’ve achieved further personal highs. These come in form of featuring in the upcoming Converse campaign, becoming the main artists in the Amazon Music X Fortnight Tournament and securing the support act for N-Dubz upcoming arena tour. It doesnt end there, the pair are also headlining their first ever EU tour in December and have been nominated for GRM Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.

Speaking about the track and working with rapper Nemzzz on the track, A1 X J1 have said: “Nemzzz is hard and up and coming so we’re really excited to collaborate with him on the new single”.

Speaking about his feature on the track Nemzzz adds: “We always said we would get on a song together so it’s sick that we made it happen now”.

After meeting on the off chance through the Houseparty App in 2020, A1 x J1 have gained unimaginable success at the young age of 16 and 18, not to mention whilst doing so in the unprecedented circumstances of a pandemic, and school. It’s been a whirlwind year for the 16 and 18-year-old, who, in the short time they’ve known each other, have pulled off the impossible.

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