Ejeca continues his rise to the top with his latest EP ‘Won’t Give Up’, which is out today with the mighty Skint Records. The track features the familiar and recognised voice of of Kele, the lead singer of Bloc Party – one of the UK’s biggest bands of the 21st century.
Ejeca, aka Garry McCartney, is one of Ireland’s best musical exports. His down-to-earth attitude has allowed him to gain recognition from his musical peers and with constant solid releases, it has always been music first, hype later. Recent Ejeca releases include ‘Polar Nation’ EP on Shall Not Fade, his ‘Everglade’ EP on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, plus ‘Ekstac’ on Skint Records, which featured an excellent Maya Jane Coles remix.
Opening with stirring, heartfelt keyboard notes layered with Kele Okereke‘s unmistakable vocal, the poignant ‘Won’t Give Up’ then builds to a vibrant, euphoric crescendo with stabbing piano chords and shimmering beats to evoke ‘90s rave anthems. The feel- good lyrics “I’m not going to give up on you” even “in the twisted moments” beautifully capture the feelings of hope that we all share right now.
Ejeca said: “Bloc Party shaped my youth, and Kele’s voice is beautifully distinctive. He’s one that always crosses boundaries and never stays with the same sound. It is a complete honour to work with one of your heroes, not to mention the fact he’s a very humble and nice person. One of the moments of my music career.”
Kele said: “I’ve known Garry (Ejeca) for many years, since he remixed the Bloc Party track ‘Montreal’. I always loved what he did to that track as well as his solo output. So, it was a great to finally work together on a new project. The song is a sweet ballad about resilience and I hope people can relate to the message of not giving up in the face of adversity.
You can stream and download their brand new collaboration here.