Lyttle's latest single, "Slow Motion," seeks to follow the path that made "Turn Me On" an international sensation, providing a pop-inflected rework to the recent soca single. Though the festivities are still some months away, the video for the track, which premieres on The FADER today, is a full-on Carnival celebration.
"I think there is a trend in U.S. pop music where Caribbean and afrobeat influences are very prominent in the works of many mainstream artists, including Drake and Major Lazer," Kevin Lyttle told The FADER over email. "To me, this is the second time that we are seeing such a cycle like over a decade ago when "Turn Me On" was breaking and artists like Sean Paul were charting. I am happy to be involved in this movement the second time around and hope that the influence results in a more permanent presence of Caribbean music in the mainstream."