AJ Tracey and Mabel drop collaborative track 'West Ten' with music video and fans are 'hooked on it already'
AJ Tracey and Mabel have teamed up with their brand-new collaborative single, 'West Ten'. The duo released the track on Thursday, July 2 along with an accompanying music video. Watch it below.
In the opening of the neon-lit music video, Mabel sings an electronically-stuttered intro, "Don't you know I'm walkin' away. And if you don't want me to stay. Only, only, only, only. D-D-Daytrip took it to ten (Hey)" over a UK garage beat and synth resonating melodic water drops. Tracey spits in the first verse, "Big biz when it comes to the lyrics. Me I do this ting on the mic with no gimmicks. Came a long way, I was servin' in those Civics. And you were tryna keep me from winnin' but I did it, I did it."
Fans on Twitter are already vibing with 'West Ten'. "Aj dropping bangers like usual," says a fan while another writes, "Its a f**king viiiiibe tho summers about to be lit (sic)." One fan says, "Yeah this is going straight to number one. Gives off heavy Ladbroke Grove vibes." Another says, "Hooked on it already." Many fans have labeled it a banger while some are saying, they are "OBSESSED" with the track.
Tracey first teased the new song last week by sharing an animated clip featuring him playing 'Pac-Man' alongside an unidentified gaming partner. In the caption he wrote, “Can you guess who this is playing games with me? We just made a banger and wanna share it with you lot.” Mabel shared a screenshot of her teaser for the new video on June 29, which included an iMessage from Tracey which reads, “We dropping this tune or what?!” Over on Twitter, Tracey posted the same screenshot with a reply to his fellow collaborator, asking, "Is it that time?"
The song was co-produced by Fred Again and Take A Daytrip while mixing and mastering was done by Jay Reynolds, who has worked with a multitude of renowned artistes such as Dua Lipa, Pixie Lott, Headie One and more. Take A Daytrip previously worked with Tracey to produce 2019's 'Cat Pack'. 'West Ten' marks Tracey’s third collaboration of 2020, following on from tracks with MoStack (‘Dinner Guest’) and Aitch (‘Rain’).
The British duo last joined together on a song when Tracey featured on the remix version by Cadenza of Mabel's song 'Thinking Of You', which released in 2016. Mabel's solo release of 2020 was her single 'Boyfriend' which dropped in February.