The release, which features vocal and writing contributions from Shungudzo, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Santigold, is out via Sony Sweden and is available everywhere now HERE.
Having first introduced the project over summer 2017 with lead single „Bicycle (ft. Shungudzo),“the duo have now released the Joel Knoernschild-directed official video for the track, a visual filmed in Oakland, California showcasing Shungudzo herself alongside Oakland’s own Original Scraper Bike Team.
„Bicycle“ is an overtly fun pop track that describes one’s epic love for their two-wheeler. With a driving baseline and irresistible melody, this groove will have you on your feet, or in a bicycle seat, in no time. The duo tapped Zimbabwean/Californian Shungud
„To many of us, a bicycle is just something we ride for fun or to work. But for many young and underprivileged people around the world, a bicycle represents freedom. While writing the song, I imagined I was a boy from a broken home who finally saved up enough money to buy a bike. I pictured how fast he rode, and how empowered he felt, finally able to explore a city that was once limited to only the people and places he could run to. In my mind, he kept riding, maybe forever, away from a black and white reality, into a colorful world of dreams, where he could be anyone and anything he imagined.“
BC Unidos is the brainchild of Swedish musicians Markus Krunegård and Patrik Berger. Patrik is a songwriter, producer and musician who has penned global hits such as Robyn ”Dancing on My Own,” Icona Pop „I Love It” and Charli XCX’s ”Boom Clap,” to name a few. Markus is one of Sweden’s most prolific artists with multiple Grammy nominated domestic and English language projects to his name.
The duo first saw attention via their production feature on Santigold’s 2016 single „Can’t Get Enough Of Myself (Ft. BC)“ (listen on Spotify here). They have since added ‚Unidos‘ to their name, a reference to the collective spirit of the project, functioning as a pressure-free home for collaboration amongst creative friends.
In fact, much of the writing done for the project has been done at gatherings of comrades at ahaunted house (yes, actually haunted) in the Swedish countryside. Markus describes, ”with BC Unidos we have invited some of our friends to partake in a musical free zone where no rules apply – proving that open minds and unity can create a better and more fun loving world.” „Bicycle“ is a track that puts this attitude on full display.