Protoje shares how he has found inner peace over the pandemic in his new song and video “Hills”. Seeking restoration and seclusion, the Jamaican wordsmith has had time to realign with nature’s gifts and cut off the outside noise. Boasting a vibrating Jamaican dub baseline fused with hip-hop, the hard-hitting anthem (produced by 8TRACK & IV The Polymath) is a precursor of what’s ahead for Protoje. “Hills” is the first single off his summer album, out via In.Digg.Nation Collective / RCA Records.
“This song narrates what the last two years have been like for me, living in the mountains while the world was on lockdown. Connecting with the simplicity that exists here and being inspired with what I see surrounding me. With the release of this single it’s like: I’ve been away for a little while, but here’s what I’ve been up to,” Protoje shares about ”Hills”.
Its video, directed by Samo, gives us an inside look into his domain and his journey to wellness. Set high above sea level in the hills of Jamaica, The Habitat is where the artist calls home. From fresh air, herb, fruit and water to daily runs and meditations in the hilltops, the openness of his tropical surroundings provide a sense of clarity—to feel without distractions.