Days in the Dark is the first single from Manchester local Theo Urdoise aka Teddy. The young British musician told us how he wrote the lyrics himself in the space of about 2 weeks. “I wanted to make my first release a song that best represented me as a person / artist”.
The UK’s leading Urban entertainment brand GRM Daily agrees. The home of literally Grime and Rap Music features Teddy’s related video for Days in the Dark on their Youtube channel. This gives the rapper his first exposure to a wider audience. Last time we checked, the video had over 20,000 views and 1000 likes already in less than 3 months.
When asked about who did what on the rap release, Teddy says: “My friend Kamil Ademola (A producer) created that beat specifically for the song.” Originally the song was recorded over a different instrumental, but the team did not feel it fitted the song so they switched it. The song is indeed better for it. Teddy continues: “Kamil’s friend, Sam, contributed to the melodies. But apart from that it was all Kamil”. So Kamil Ademola was instrumental to the production of Teddy’s song. What about the post-production then? “Another friend of mine, Edouard Hardy mixed and mastered the song and added a few post-mix effects”.
1inmusic enjoyed the video, simple and unencumbered, allowing the focus on the message. We also very much appreciated getting the song itself from Teddy. With the sound directly on the ears, you can catch lines in the hip-hop track such as “As long as my mum does smile, it’s worth it”. And yes, Days in the Dark has that rap cliché atmosphere in and between the lines of explicit lexicon and feats of expressed anger. However, beyond that, there are truly many moments of candidly yet powerfully soul outpouring, that betray the softer, more genuine and more unique side of a man who rightfully calls himself Teddy. We are looking forward to more goodness from the music artist. In the meantime, you can check out the single (explicit) on Spotify (below) and on Youtube (above).