Will Smith Joins Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi on 2018 FIFA World Cup Song “Live It Up”
Will Smith picks up the mic once more. Yesterday (May 24), the Fresh Prince popped up on a new song by the name of "Live It Up," which is a Diplo-produced track that acts as the official anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The song belongs to reggaeton star, Nicky Jam.
The instrumental for the track is a reggaeton-leaning one, with its triumphant horns and upbeat percussion evoking a spirit of celebration. Will keeps things simple on the tune, choosing to ride the instrumental and let the message of the song ring through.
"One life, one dream/One moment, one team/One youth, lights high/Thousand road blocks, one shot/One truth, no fears/One flag, oh yeah/We've been waiting for this all year/Where y'all at? We're right here!" Will Smith raps, calling to mind images of past FIFA World Cups.
Speaking on his new collaboration, which also includes vocals from Era Istrefi, Smith makes it clear he's proud to be a part of the song.
"It's an honor to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup," Smith said in a statement. "This global event brings people from all over the world together to cheer, laugh, and experience magic. Collaborating with Nicky, Diplo and Era on this track represents harmony, eclectic flavors, and genres coming together. At the end of the day, we just want to see the world dance."
The music video for "Live It Up" is supposed to come out next month. Listen to "Live It Up" below. Check out Smith's remake of his son Jaden Smith's "Icon" video when you're done.
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