By Holly Frith

Blending smooth melodies with UK hip-hop in their inimitable style are Micco & Elias, who make up a talented producer and MC duo. Elias showcases his varied influences within the soul-drenched work, whilst Micco draws on what has been a difficult period of time personally with his vocal input. 

They have spoken out about Playground, with Elias revealing: “I started the instrumental a few months before lockdown and sent it over to Micco immediately. It was around this time civil unrest in America began to surface which gave us more inspiration to finish the song. With addressing how normal it is nowadays to see controversy on every news outlets, we wanted to highlight the silver linings Micco felt as a child when staying in the southern states. The polarising themes within the lyrics shed light on how both the UK & USA are far from perfect but provides an inspirational playground for growth and development.” Hear it for yourself below.