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Watch Essex-bred singer Highlyy’s family-centric visual for ‘Soldier’

The sampled song, delivered in a sped-up tempo—TikTok trend style—is about her struggles and wanting her bloodline to get it even if she can’t.

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Highlyy, the eighteen-year-old singer from Essex in London, recently released the official visual for a record that samples Nigerian artist BNXN’s hook on Reminisce and D Smoke’s record collaboration. On the record, she seamlessly switches from English to French and Pidgin, telling us that she is a “one-man soldier”, carrying her hustle on her shoulders and that she didn’t have “a penny”. In the Grade A Productions-directed visual, she is seen with her family, eating dinner, and ends it outside with her friends.


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About the record, she confesses that she wrote the song when she was “going through a hard time” in her life. She commented further and shared that music was the only thing that kept her going and that it “felt like a prayer to make it out and have a shot at pursuing [her] dreams.”

According to an article published by New Wave Magazine, multiple versions of the song are available on TikTok, including the one with fellow artist Tion Wayne.


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