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Premiere: Ir Sais Taps Sean Paul & Davido for Global Remix of ‘Dream Girl’

Lead Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Courtesy of the artist

The latest version of Ir Sais’ “Dream Girl” featuring Jamaican dancehall legend Sean Paul and Nigerian afrobeat king Davido illustrates the beauty of their respective nations. Ir Sais describes the collaboration as “afrobeats meets ritmo kizomba meets reggae meets reggaeton,” which he calls Iri Style. Since its original release in 2019, ‘Dream Girl’ has amassed billions of streams and demanded crossovers with artists who can expand on its ebullient flavor.

The video to the latest, global remix, directed by Ryan “QD” Navarro and premiering at Remezcla today, pays homage to many cultures—featuring traditional headdresses called kunukus in honor of Bonaire, yoruba clothing or abayas in honor of Nigeria and more.

“Ir Sais’ ‘Dream Girl’ is one of those classic earworms, Sean Paul said in a press release. “The first time you hear it, [it] gets stuck in your head and you’re thinking about it all day! I knew instantly that I had to lend my voice to the remix as soon as I heard it.” The brilliance of Ir Sais, who is a self taught musician, is evident in this trilingual idiosyncratic medley.

The universality of this track effortlessly embodies the power that manifests when these genres are allowed to shine together. This remix demonstrates the beauty of the afro-diaspora through language and textures via fashion and natural hair.

“The video reflects my heritage and it is very important to me to showcase the beautiful people of my Island,” Sais says. This new remix is the perfect combination of amorosity and lust we’ve all been yearning for.

Watch our exclusive video premiere of the global remix of “Dream Girl” here: