Saga’s latest hot streak of loosies (“If We” and “What You Want’) continues today with the super-smooth “Up,” which also celebrates his impending string of European shows opening for Asher Roth. But before he takes the stage in Basel, Switzerland this Saturday night, the Brooklyn resident is toasting the good life by putting his past behind him and focusing on the future. Despite leaving those folks in the dust, he’s not without worthwhile teammates. “Up” features a pair of equally talented collaborators. The jazzy, blunted instrumental is handled by acclaimed French producer/turntablist 20syl, whose accolades include four DMC championships as part of C2C. On the vocal side, the seemingly always-on Blu offers an assist throughout, which includes bringing home the third verse after Saga passes him the mic.
Beyond kicking off Saga’s tour dates, the track’s release couldn’t be more appropriate. “Up” is definitely the type of tune you’ll be playing through the spring and well into the summer. The track is now available for stream, and can be purchased for download via iTunes and all major digital retailers.