‘She dropped the ball on this one’ — Tyla’s ‘Water’ remix featuring Travis Scott gets mixed reactions
Tyla has finally unveiled who she has featured on the remix of her hit song Water, days after teasing about the much-anticipated surprise collaboration.
Water has secured a spot in the top 20 of the Billboard hot 100 and has become a fan favourite on social media platforms including TikTok, where users engage in the dance challenge.
On Friday, the Grammy award-nominated singer released the song alongside US star Travis Scott.
Fans took to the timeline to react to the feature and question how the singer and her team felt Travis would be the best fit. Some felt the rapper with more than 53-million followers would help Tyla expand her reach.
Read the reactions below:
But on the real, Tyla’s management is insane. A Travis Scott Feature? Man.— Obsidian (@fremanjoey_) November 17, 2023
I think it's about reaching a different audience. Travis Scott has a huge audience internationally so this feature will benefit Tyla massively. They did the same thing with Rema-Calm Down when he featured Selina. It's necessary for her growth in the industry https://t.co/0QkQhdmuE5— Rudzani Wa Arsenal 🇿🇦🇨🇳 (@ThatVendaGirl) November 17, 2023
Bro what a great time to be a music fan we are getting so much tonight from Andre, to Drake, to lil Wayne and 2 chainz, the water remix with tyla and Travis Scott, majid jordan, and more wow what a time— Ravel (@thatboyravel) November 17, 2023
Tyla did all that for a travis scott and marshmello remix, A JOKE! She could have kept it sound a mess— 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐬𝐌ᵖᶠ² (@problemsminaj) November 17, 2023
In 2021, Tyla signed with US label Epic Records and has been making strides in the entertainment industry.
Her list of achievements have included joining Chris Brown on his European tour, which started in London on February 14 and ended in Paris on March 26.
Previously speaking to TshisaLIVE, Tyla said she felt overwhelmed by her quick rise to international stardom.
“I hope people around the world can enjoy the music, the African music, because I feel we don’t have a big enough international audience. We need attention because we have so much talent.
“It feels crazy. I don’t know if I am there yet, but the international attention I am getting, I never expected it. Especially so early. I was willing to work years to get to this point and to think it happened from one song. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. When people listen to my music, having a pop style to it, I hope it becomes a more internationally recognised sound and they start falling in love with it.”
During her recent interview on Kanal 5 Sverige, Tyla spoke of how she wanted to become one of Africa's biggest pop stars and inspire young people.
“I really want to be the biggest pop star and I want the biggest pop star to be from Africa. I see myself on the biggest stages, winning the Grammys. Collabing with the Drakes and Rihannas of the world. I remember being very young and watching these people on TV, so I would love to be that person for other young kids, especially from Africa. I want to be an example that it could happen for us.”
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