By now you might have heard Nico & Vinz‘s “Am I Wrong” on the radio. The duo’s international smash debuted at number 37 on Billboard’s Pop Songs countdown this week and is already working its way up the iTunes download chart. But who are these soulful hitmakers with their distinctive African rhythms? Well, for starters, they are actually Norwegian.
Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery released their debut LP back in 2012 under the name Envy but decided to rebrand themselves when the first taste of their sophomore set exploded in Scandinavia, and then Europe. “Am I Wrong”, a soul-infused pop song with a unique world music twist, has already reached the top 5 in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Germany.
Part of the track’s colossal appeal is the striking video clip, which was filmed on location in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The narrative is fairly simple — Nico & Vinz wander around the gorgeous terrain trying to find each other — but the combination of stunning scenery, beautiful people and the evocative soundtrack is something to behold. Watch up top.
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