Written by Aidan Werder
Late last year, Mount Vernon’s The Real Simba dropped “Bounce” a fun, high energy single perfectly suited for a viral TikTok dance challenge – and your next socially distanced gathering.
Since making the switch from pre-law to music, the young artist out of Mount Vernon, NY is known for his fast-paced flows and high-energy singles… and “Bounce” definitely fits the bill.
The fun party track features an aggressive, bass-heavy production that grabs your attention from the jump, and is punctuated by Simba’s raw and unapologetic flow. The rapid-fire verses are broken up by a super catchy, instructive chorus telling listeners, TikTokers, and his lovely female music video companion exactly what to do with their hands… and letting them know exactly what they can do if they don’t like it. Fans seem to be getting the message as Simba-inspired dances backed by “Bounce” make their way around Instagram and TikTok.
After immigrating to the states at just 7 years old, Simba and his family settled in Mount Vernon – where he grew up learning about American culture, as well as New York and hip hop culture. Inspired by NYC legends like Nas and Jay-Z and icons like Usher, Drake, and of course Bob Marley, he began experimenting with making music in his teen years before putting out his first track in 2017. Since then, he’s doubled down on pursuing music, opting to forego law school to pursue his dream of being an entertainer and performer.
His new track “Bounce” is a step in the right direction, a hugely entertaining party single with a fun chorus and engaging, light-hearted visual to accompany it.
The Real Simba is ready to keep the momentum going, excited to follow up with a brand new single, “Dirty Dancing” set to release in the coming weeks.
Check out the video for “Bounce” below – and be on the lookout for “Dirty Dancing” and more from The Real Simba in 2021.