Karmen is back with new single and music video 'Lock My Hips’ ft. Krishane: Watch

The single, featuring Jamaican UK-based pop artist Krishane, marks the first international collaborative effort for the Romanian R&B artist

                            Karmen is back with new single and music video 'Lock My Hips’ ft. Krishane: Watch
Karmen's new single 'Lock My Hips' features Krishane (Source: Getty Images)

Dance, energy, cool shots, a fire truck, sexy dancers, two young talented artists, a fresh sound – are just some of the things that are smattered across the recent single and video released by Karmen – 'Lock My Hips'.

The song is a collaboration with artist and songwriter Krishane from UK, which makes this her first collaborative effort with an international artist.

'Lock My Hips' was written and produced by Krishane, Vlad Lucan and Achi and the lyrics were etched out by Krishane. The song was made during two writing sessions in London.

As per a press release, Karmen had the following to say about the collaboration: “We had a session in London last year and we came up with this song. I want to thank Krishane because he accepted to collaborate with me for this song. I love the vibe, it’s young, fresh, energetic, bold”.

“I liked Karmen from the very beginning, she is super talented. Working on this song, I felt we can make it sound better together. This is the first Romanian – Jamaican featuring”, stated Krishane.

“I had a great time shooting this video, Karmen is fun, it’s my first time in Romania, another culture, a new experience for me. My favorite part of the video and Karmen’s as well is when we shot on the fire truck, we were feeling bold, confident there up high”, he added.

The music video was directed and shot by Bogdan Daragiu, who in the past has worked with the likes of INNA, Nicoleta Nuca, Delia and Carla’s Dreams among others.

Karmen (real name Silvia Claudia Simionescu) broke onto the scene last year and gained public recognition in Romania and the rest of Europe thanks to her fast-rising single 'Domino'.

In 2017, she was signed on to ATOM and Global Records.

Krishane is a young artist from Jamaica who is currently based out of the UK. Son of reggae veteran Barrington Levy, his influences include artists like Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Taurus Riley, Kenny Rogers, Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson and Usher.  He most famously co-wrote the track “Not Letting Go” with Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne. The song entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart upon debut.