Craig David has been very busy over the last few months, working on his eighth studio album.
Craig David is working on his eighth studio album.
The 'Seven Days' hitmaker has been very busy with the follow-up to 2018's 'The Time Is Now' while in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and hailed his 'Really Love' collaborator KSI - whose real name is Olajide 'JJ' Olatunji for inspiring him with his "energy".
He said: "I've been recording loads through lockdown. When 'Really Love' came over from JJ, I loved that.
"I’ve been getting other songs together too. I’m drawing as much inspiration as I can, as I want the release to be uplifting. I love being around people with energy like JJ.
"It has spurred me on. It’s this that has helped my longevity in the industry. I feel rejuvenated when I meet people with different ideas, and am always learning."
And Craig hopes he can keep his career going "forever".
He added in an interview with The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "I’ve learnt so much with JJ. I love to think I can keep singing forever. I hope the fans welcome that.”
The 39-year-old star thinks fans will love 'Really Love' as much as they did his early singles.
He said: “In terms of how proud I am of it, it sits in the 'Born To Do It' realm. It’s like 'Rewind' to me. It feels really authentic and beautiful.”
Working with Craig was a dream come true for KSI.
He said: "Now I say Craig is my best bud — but at the time it went to my head.
“Craig is so dope, one of the nicest guys I’ve met, and that is rare in the industry. I was raised on 'Seven Days' and 'Fill Me In'. I can’t have him over to my parents’ house because they’d have a heart attack.
“I’m a workaholic and my background on YouTube meant I was always creating. There was never rest. So I implemented that in my music. As well as 'Really Love' I have made loads of songs and whittled it down to those I know will last the test of time.”
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