Sade Serena puts a spin on Sister Nancy’s classic 1982 dancehall song “Bam Bam” with her reggae-influenced tune, “DUM.”
The J-Vibe-produced track takes the ’80s hit and continues its theme of criticizing and shifting gender and power roles.
At first, the former Island Def Jam artist, sings about seeing her love interest who was supposed to be with his guy friends but instead was with “bunch of bitches around.” But instead of getting angry, she gets upfront with him.
“I don’t really care who you lovin’ / as long as you wear a wrapper / I know that we’re just having some fun,” she sings in the first verse. “You can do what you want to / But baby I would hate to Sam Smith you / You know you’re not the only one / You must think that I’m dumb.”
Harsh, but true.
Serena has already dropped her debut EP, GermiNation, which gained a few accolades including nabbing the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart for “Tonight.”
But Serena isn’t stopping there. The 27-year-old artist also slated to release her EP, MoonBow Blvd, later this month on March 25. In an interview with HelloBeautiful.com, she described her sound “as young fresh R&B sound mixed with a twist of pop and island vibe.”
The up-and-comer is definitely drawing from her Jamaican roots and Caribbean heritage in her latest track. Check out the song below as well as Serena throwing down some a cappella notes in a video that superimposes her head with a rasta man.