Lil Silva is a London producer who emerged in 2010 with Night Slubs and the era of "deconstructed club." Since then his work has developed far beyond any niche: he's produced for Adele on her album 25 and shared a number of EPs and singles. 2022 has been a banner year for Silva with tracks like the Sampha-featuring "Backwards" and "Another Sketch," and today he shares “What If?” featuring Montreal dancehall rapper Skiifall and “Leave It” with Charlotte Day Wilson.
Listening to the songs back-to-back, their contrast highlights Silva's impressive range. "What If?" pays tribute to the longstanding influence of Jamaican music with a sleek chassis of electronic textures placing the song firmly in the future. For "Leave It," Silva couldn't have found a better creative partner to channel smoldering Sade-era soul than Charlotte Day Wilson; the Canadian singer's performance feels like an extension of her work on her 2021 album Alpha. Listen to both below – Silva's album Yesterday Is Heavy is out on July 15.