Khalia collabs with Tifa for 'Ride Up'

June 22, 2017

Newcomer Khalia has a summer-inspired new song, Ride Up, by featuring Tifa.

Produced by Billboard-charting, Grammy-winning producer Tony 'CD' Kelly, Ride Up will see its official release date tomorrow.

Accompanied by a steamy music video shot in Portmore and directed by Jay Parpworth, Ride Up has been getting rave reviews, especially from DJs on the international scene since it was sent to radio late last week.

Khalia, who is signed to Kelly's K-Licious label explained how the collaboration with Tifa came about.

"It was just meant to be. Tifa arranged a session with Tony Kelly and I was in the studio at the time. We played the beat and told her the concept to Ride Up and she loved it instantly. And in that same session, we wrote and recorded it together," said Khalia.

She said the song was inspired by videos of girls are twerking or dancing in a club their dresses or skirts 'ride up'.

So, we just approached the twerking thing from a different angle. We just knew we wanted it to be a ladies' anthem and that it just had to have another female artist on it. Tifa was just perfect for it," she said.

Tifa said she was excited about the song and always wanted to work with Tony Kelly.

"He's an icon in our music and heritage, and I'm proud of what we created with Khalia. In the studio, everything just flowed; we had great synergy and vibe and we came up with a mad collaboration," she said.

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