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NEW VIDEO - Grammy Award Winning A2 Productions X Rising Artist Mari Cray Share Soul II Soul Cover

A2 PRODUCTIONS X MARI CRAY SHARE VIBRANT OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THEIR COVER OF SOUL II SOUL CLASSIC ‘BACK TO LIFE’



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"A2 Productions and Mari Cray are getting the party started early with a fizzy, infectious cover. One thing's certain: we need to get back on a dancefloor ASAP.” - ATTITUDE [18th March 2021] Grammy award winning producer/songwriter duo A2 Productions and emerging singer/songwriter Mari Cray unveil the fantastic official video for their collaborative cover of Soul II Soul’s club classic ‘Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)’. Premiered with Attitude – it is available to watch now via A2 Music / Peace Bisquit. Directed by Christian Schüssler (Marcus and Martinus, Jesper Jenset, Sophie Elise) – the thrilling visual encapsulates the positivity A2 Productions and Mari wanted to present within their revamp of the 1989 chart-topper. Transporting us to a time before the pandemic where we left our inhibitions at the door of a club and danced the night away - girl power and magnetic choreography beam throughout the video, with Mari’s sultry and incandescent presence taking centre stage. On the video, Mari Cray says: "I am so incredibly grateful to have worked with such a wonderful team, I can’t imagine a better crew to start this journey with - what a super pro and talented group of individuals, I’m blown away! THANK YOU. Christian Schüssler is an amazingly skilled and pleasant director, he had my trust right away. The professionalism coming from everyone throughout this process was impeccable and made me feel confident that we were making a kick-ass video! Can’t wait to show the world what we’ve been up to." ‘Back To Life’ is the first fruits of an evolving eight-year working relationship between A2 and Mari. However, neither act anticipated it would be their first release together. Anthony describes A2’s role in the project as “facilitators of Mari’s gift” and their ability to put their stamp on what is “inarguably a classic” was the result of true collaboration. Andre explains: “We were experimenting with live instrumentation with what sounded like the future, and Mari brought colour to that world – she tied it all together.”. Since its release, the track has been included in top Apple Music playlists: ‘Strike A Pose,’ 'Pop Deluxe’ and ‘New In Pop’. It has gained acclaim from Official Charts and radio support with the likes of Radio Skye, Cambridge 105, Pulse 98.4, Massive Dance, Deveron FM, Felixstowe Radio and More Muzic Radio. Sparking a new chapter in their music careers - ‘Back To Life’ not only gives this iconic club track a new life, it also springboards the rise of Mari Cray and A2 Productions’ decision to shift their focus from established talent to new artists and to free themselves from the politics of the major label machine. More exciting music to come.