Making their return as a duo for the first time in 10 years, Atlanta R&B singers Anthony David and Algebra Blessett reunite on their new song, “Heaven.” The track samples BeBe and CeCe Winans‘ classic ’80s hit by the same name and on Friday, David and Blessett dropped off a remix of their reimagined version.
It’s considered an amapiano mix, which is a style of house music that emerged in South Africa in 2012. David’s love of Afro music dates back to 2016 with his original Afrobeats tune, “I Don’t Mind,” from The Powerful Now album. It also shines through in the new, fresh remix version.
“My love runs deep,” he said of the music genre. “I’ve been feeling the influence for a while. Feels good and not as raunchy as our music over here right now.” David emphasized African culture’s impact on music, saying, “Afrobeats is West Africa. Amapiano is South Africa. Africa just keeps coming with it.”
David and Blessett were last linked in 2011 with the release of their hit single “4 Evermore,” which debuted at the top of the Billboard R&B chart and reached #2 on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart.
On working alongside Blessett on “Heaven,” David said, “Algebra and I really enjoy working together, both on stage and in the studio. With us both living in Atlanta our paths are always crossing. We chose this song for our first duet in a long while because it’s a feel-good classic we grew up on. I like songs that give a transcendent feeling. When deciding on the arrangement and production style, producer Eddie Stokes and I were looking to strip it down and still retain the deep emotion.”
The amapiano mix of “Heaven” is available for streaming on major platforms.
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