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Published on April 17th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Dre London’s New Group I DO Releases Powerful Visual “Tears”, Tackling Gun Violence/Immigration Issues

I DO (Press photo)

Los Angeles based recording group I DO follows up their successful debut single “Woke Up In Kingston” with the release of their second single, and accompanying Hector Felix directed visual, “Tears”. This single sheds light on the scourge of gun violence, immigration and corruption issues that the Nation is currently facing, and both members of the Group wish for change with the current state of affairs. Whether people are directly or indirectly affected by the issues, one thing that rings true is that it pains everyone to see these situations unfold daily in headlines. Released Friday on Spotify’s New Music Friday, the Group delivers the accompanying visual!

When speaking on the recording of this single, Trackdilla and J.Lauryn expressed to VIBE Magazine, who premiered the video, “We hope Tears is a song that connects with anyone who has lost a loved one or friend to gun violence.” They continued on by saying, “Tears is a song with a message. A message that many are trying to push. How many voices does it take for change to happen?” In their single “Tears,” I DO ask how many more tears must be shed over gun violence before real change is made?

Trackdilla, one half of I DO, knows firsthand what it means to be oppressed as he escaped war-torn Angola [Africa] for France as a teenager, before ultimately moving to LA to pursue his dreams as an Artist. He’s had success as a producer, producing Platinum records for 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Scott Storch and many others. J.Lauryn, the group’s vocalist, has also saw amazing success as a songwriter, winning a Grammy (Best Reggae Album) for her writing on Ziggy Marley’s self-titled Album in 2017.

I DO is being developed by Variety and Billboard’s Manager of the Year, Dre London, who’s also behind the successes of Post Malone and Tyla Yaweh. The group is currently busy in the studio wrapping up their debut project which will be out at some point this year on Ultra Records. Stay tuned for more from I DO.

About I DO

For I DO, both J.Lauryn and Trackdilla pull from their experiences as solo artists and individual creators. An independent artist at heart, J.Lauryn is a Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter who has released multiple projects as a solo artist, including her 2017 debut album Golden Year. In 2017, she went on to win her first-ever Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category for her work as a co-writer on Reggae Icon Ziggy Marley’s self- titled album. Her writing credits also include work for David Guetta, Ashanti and international K-Pop star CL.

Born in Angola, Africa and raised in Paris, Trackdilla is a multi- platinum artist/producer/composer/ DJ who combines his international background into a global sound that fuses the classical and the modern sounds of EDM, Hip-Hop/R&B and beyond. His extensive résumé includes production work and collaborations with 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Sean Paul, Scott Storch and more. He is also the founder of his own label Heavy Hustle Music Group, founded in 2015, and has collaborated with the world-famous DJ Spade (Drake/Rihanna/Future) on the dance floor hits “Come With Me” and “RU Going”, amongst others.

At the core of I DO’s music lives their universal message of love, inclusivity, connection and positivity as will be hear throughout their full EP. The duo’s name is a take on the traditional marriage vows of “I Do”, broken down into “I Do Music”, “I Do Creativity”, and “I Do What I Do”.

Stream “Tears” on Streaming Platforms: https://ffm.to/tears

Socials:  @IDOSoundz | @Trackdila | @JLauryn808

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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