South London’s Jim Legxacy drops the irresistible “Candy Reign (!)”, a summer smash set to catapult his trajectory to new heights.
His third single of the year, “Candy Reign (!)” is built around 1994 R&B hit “Candy Rain” by Soul for Real, as well as incorporating elements of afrobeats and hip hop. Vocal samples from Tinie Tempah’s classic “Wifey” also make their mark after the infectious chorus. It’s a song that allows Jim Legxacy’s range to shine, navigating from boyish R&B vocals reminiscent of Brent Faiyaz to clear-cut rap adlibs. With such a sweet sample at its core, “Candy Reign (!)” ensures it makes the most of it while building its own unique foundation over it.
The song is accompanied by a music video directed by Fidel, with scenes of Jim Legxacy and his crew shot in Catford and Lewisham. Its visual reinforce the feel-good, summer tone of the song, as well as the DIY nature of Legxacy’s approach to music. With that tucked in its arsenal, “Candy Reign (!)” will go down as one of the catchiest, memorable songs of 2022 out the UK .
Watch the music video for “Candy Reign (!)” below.