JD Cliffe splices R&B and drill on melodic new single ‘Wintertime In London’

The lyricist shows off his ice-cold pen game with a series of weighty verses...

28.01.22, Words by: Billy Ward

Following a pace-setting break out year over the last 12 months, JD Cliffe has opened his account for 2022 with a scorching new single and video, entitled ‘Wintertime In London’.

The North Londoner most recently rounded off 2021 with ‘For Me’, a striking rap number which saw Cliffe change trajectory and go it alone following two collaborative releases, ‘Deeper’ and ‘007’.

For his latest offering, the rising rapper mines the edges of R&B and UK drill to arrive at the track’s sleek and modern sound. In between the melodic, off-kilter hooks, in which JD continues to carve out his own unique style, the lyricist shows off his ice-cold pen game with a series of weighty verses.

For those who have been following JD Cliffe across the last year, you’ll know that his cinematic music videos are becoming somewhat of a trademark. On ‘Wintertime In London’, he continues this trend with a bold monochrome visual, complete with some VHS-style overlays and clever camera work.

Recounting the grime scene as one of his main music influences growing up, and having already shared stages with Yung Fume, House of Pharaohs, Kojo Funds and Section Boys, as well as performing on COLORS, the future is looking bright for rapper who is currently one of the most original voices around.

Watch the video for ‘Wintertime In London’ below or stream the single with your preferred player here.

‘Wintertime In London’ by JD Cliffe is out now on Ova And Above via DMY.

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