Elijah Blake just revealed the cover, tracklisting, and release date for his forthcoming debut album Shadows & Diamonds (due out June 23), now he gives his first single “I Just Wanna” a boost with the official remix, featuring female rapper Dej Loaf.
“‘I Just Wanna’ is a sexy song that represents being present in the moment with your significant other,” Blake told The FADER. “Whatever your poison of choice is—whether it’s love, partying, or thrill-seeking. I wanted to make a song that wasn’t too fast that you can’t catch a groove in a romantic setting and not too slow so that it can still bump in the whip or the club.”
On why Blake chose Dej for the remix he said; “I wanted to keep it young yet still cultured. I felt DeJ was the perfect look because she got a fresh sound and vibe about her,” he said. “And to be honest, I missed the era where multiple female rappers were killing it and were getting on hip-hop tracks and adding a woman’s perspective to a male record. She definitely went in! To the point where I was like, ‘Wow, this chick is here to stay.'”
In addition to the remix, Elijah has given fans another taste of his album with the new song “Everyday.”
Listen to both below: