Oritsé Williams returns with ‘Showdown’ – A fiery love story in rhythm

"It expresses the burning passion in a fiery relationship between two lovers who are obsessively crazy about each other, but who also drive each other crazy"
13 September 2023

London-based Oritsé Williams is one of the few artists who possess the rare combination of talent, authenticity, and a commitment to making a meaningful impact.

With the release of his long-awaited single, Showdown, Oritsé once again proves why he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music.

Showdown is a totally lush dance jam that tells a love story you can really get down to. It’s all about the excitement and intensity of a crazy romance, with beats that will make you want to party non-stop.

Two lovers, deeply enamoured yet perpetually at odds, take center stage in this evocative track. Oritsé’s soulful yet gritty vocals effortlessly convey the emotional rollercoaster of love, while the infectious rhythm invites listeners to the dance floor.

The result is a powerful narrative that takes you on a fascinating journey through the highs and lows of love. Braced by impeccable production and a soul-stirring melody, Showdown is a testament to Oritsé Williams’ exceptional musical talents, leaving devoted fans craving more from this bona fide superstar.

In Oritsé‘s words, Showdown expresses the burning passion in a fiery relationship between two lovers who are obsessively crazy about each other, but who also drive each other crazy. Showdown describes how unfiltered passion and love meet head to head in different forms, which we reflectively felt emoted in 90’s R’n’B culture, the reality that in relationships we can get caught up in a whirlwind of emotions with each other and accepting that love means embracing it all.”

Oritsé Williams‘ musical journey has been shaped by his multicultural background, taking inspiration from the UK, the Caribbean, and Africa. It’s pretty amazing how his diverse upbringing has had such a profound impact on his music.

He’s the big shot who started the awesome band JLS. They totally rocked it, selling a crazy 15 million records and bagging loads of awards like two Brit Awards and five MOBO awards. But Oritsé was fearless in carving his own path towards a solo career. He skilfully blended his cultural heritage, heartfelt lyrics, and genuine vocals to create music that’s both captivating and true to himself.

Oritsé’s dedication to helping others goes way beyond his music. He co-founded a boutique management company that has mentored young musical talent, resulting in hits for artists like Zayn Malik. He has also collaborated with Afro-beats superstar Davido on exciting projects. However, music for Oritsé was not just a pursuit of fame; it was a deeply meaningful mission.

He and his brother embarked on a journey to use their success to fund research for their mother’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). As a carer himself, Oritsé connected with child carers worldwide through his BBC World Radio Documentary “Kids Who Care,” which originally aired in January 2023 and will return in August due to its immense success.

Notably, he is the first official ambassador for Harley Davidson in the UK, promoting inclusivity, ethnic diversity, and a celebration of different cultures.

Oritsé Williams is an absolute gem in the music industry. Not only is he incredibly talented, but he also brings a unique cultural richness to his music.

With Showdown, he proves once again his knack for creating stunning music.

Photo by Max Giorgeschi