ZZ Ward And Joey Purp Pull From A Classic For “The Deep”

The Charmels meet 2017.

March 02, 2017

Bluesy singer ZZ Ward has teamed up with Chicago MC Joey Purp for their new single,“The Deep.” The track is built around a twinkling piano sample from The Charmels's “As Long As I’ve Got You,” which should be familiar from Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." Ward croons "I don't want to let this thing end," just as the strings kick in for a spectacular effect.

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ZZ Ward explained the song's meaning over email to The FADER. "I wrote this song about feeling trapped in a relationship that I knew was no good for me," she said. "It is about losing control of myself and the constant back and forth that I went through. I felt there was something haunting about the music in The Charmels “As Long As I’ve Got You,” so I wanted to sample and use it as inspiration behind the song."

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