Theophilus London +Solange Knowles + Devonte Hynes = “Flying Overseas”

Enlisting the help of Devonte Hynes and sister of former Destiny’s Child member Beyonce, Solange Knowles,  Theophilus London dropped a gorgeous jam nearly two years ago. However, I have only stumbled upon but as soon as I heard it I knew I had to share right away. Now I thought that the RAC remix of “Why Even Try”  was my favorite track by Mr. London, but this song blows it away.

In an interview London reveals that “This song is about a kid from Brooklyn having dreams of jetting off to an exotic land with a loved one. I want to inspire kids to travel. Traveling inspires my music the most. It has inspired the entire album I just finished writing.” The song is so chill, the sound definitely fits with the song’s meaning. Theophilus’s laid back raps eases the listener as the beat begins to make for a relaxing sound, but when Solange Knowles comes in, oh dear the song takes it up to a whole new level. Solange has a keen sense of melody and her voice during the chorus uplifts the sound right into the clouds, taking the listener to the same destination described by Theophilus.

Absolutely guaranteed to make you smile. You’ll be putting this song on repeat just to listen to the beckoning of the chorus to “Come fly with me / I’ll give you all”

Lyrics

Mr. Taxi Man 
It’s been along time, I’ll be back again 
The birds and the bees be attracting ’em 
The pretty little flowers on the racks a’blend 
Fulfilled with meaning, let’s sip the Riesling 
I’m thinking about white to match the season 
Let’s visit the gardens, the river the parks 
I’ll bring it to your eyes, delivered hearts 

Do you remember me 
Do you remember me 
Ms. Hilary 
Do you remember me 

I’m going overseas 
Come fly with me, I’ll give you all 
I’m going overseas 
Come fly with me, I’ll give you all 

When I’m overseas your love just come over me 
Attacking me viciously in a sweet way that’s loving to me 
Gifts and diamond rings,a car, that’s nothing to me 
You send a picture, a mail package, that’s something to me 
Have a cup of my tea 
All the suckers should leave 
Baby, I’m no sucker I’m free 
Age is numbers to me 
You send a picture, I send a picture that’s comforting me 
A star gets lonely at night 
Only if moments are bright 
We just can’t get enough of us 
This is our night 
The moon is saying something to us 
At all times bright 
Her eyes said it all, lips are the softest 
Let’s go in the wind and get driven by the forces 
Let’s lay in the wind and get driven by the forces 

Do you remember me 
Do you remember me 
Ms. Hilary 
Do you remember me 

I’m going overseas 
Come fly with me, I’ll give you all 
I’m going overseas 
Come fly with me, I’ll give you all 

I ache for you, this heart of mine 
Don’t be afraid to crack a smile my dear 
Ohh she said to me what a tragedy 
Live happily in life throughout the years 

I ache for you, this heart of mine 
Don’t be afraid to crack a smile my dear 
Ohh she said to me what a tragedy 
Live happily in life throughout the years


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