South African hitmaker Choccy Chox has released a remix of his new solo single, Fire, this week. Having formerly performed under the name Matthew O’Connell, he’s best known for his work with multi-award winning GoodLuck as well as his own string of releases.
The Fire remix has debuted on some of SA’s favourite radio chart shows.
Watch the Original version of ‘Fire’ below
What was the inspiration for the single?
I wrote this song based on the insecurities that we are challenged with when we are attracted to someone or find someone interesting. Too often we find ourselves judging people by the way they look and how they carry themselves.
Tell us more about your background
I grew up in a musical family. My Dad played keyboards in a band named “Airborne” which was a very popular smooth jazz band. After my studies, I joined the band GoodLuck as the third member playing the Saxophone, Keyboards and Vocals.
Off the back of eleven #1 radio hits in South Africa, we toured around Europe, Asia, Africa and the UK, across many global stages. After five years of travelling the world, headlining countless shows and festivals I decided to part ways and focus all my attention on my solo career as a Singer, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Previous Singles that you’ve released?
Prior to joining GoodLuck, I released a few singles that went on to topping the SA charts called “ Take It Slow” and “Skylight”. While with the band GoodLuck I was part of making numerous hits locally and internationally, releasing their first global breakout hit single called “Back In The Day” and “Thinking About You”.
Did you always want a career in Music?
I always knew music would be a part of me in some way. However, if you had asked me this question while I was at school… travelling to 14 different countries in one year, headlining shows all around the world playing music, that would’ve only been a dream, which I am living right now.
Who did you work with on this single?
I wrote and produced this record. To take it a step further I ended up mastering the Original Version of “Fire” along with co-directing the Music Video with Sam World from No Method.
What can we expect from you in the future? Any more planned releases?
Currently I feel like I am in the best space of my life right now. I have three finished singles lined up that are ready to go and looking at doing a few local and international collaborations so definitely everyone one can expect a lot more music coming out.
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