Don’t Fall For It – lessons from a dance-floor diva
Amuka has joined forces with Grapefruit Sound Lab on Don’t Fall For It – an inspiring track that aims to lift listeners through the troubling times we are living in by offering a message of strength, self-reflection and love.
“When we are motivated by love and release fear, the world’s negativity will simply be absorbed into the atmosphere as excess heat and dissipate…” says the song’s writer, Robert Cotnoir of Grapefruit Sound Lab.
The song is a club track but transcends the dance-floor with its unique sound. It’s the first single off of the upcoming Grapefruit Sound Lab album, Eight Days Across America.
“The idea for the song came to me on a lonely night in a Chicago hotel, when I realised all the time, energy and resources I had spent attempting to make other people happy was at the expense of my own self-worth…” reflects Cotnoir. “I was in multiple relationships with people who were exhibiting narcissistic traits, relying on superstition rather than common sense to maintain my own skewed view of friendship.”
The song’s original title was I Fell For It, intended as a warning for others to not make the same mistakes he had made, but Amuka convinced Cotnoir to change it to Don’t Fall For It.
“’I Fell For It’ took the part of the victim and I knew in my heart that we needed an anthem with a more powerful message…” explains Amuka. “I see this song as a way to spread love through awareness. Pay attention to that little voice that tells you to hesitate when something doesn’t pass the smell test. Follow your gut. Beware of false tongues. Consider things more thoroughly. We all need to wear extra armour, especially our youth, as they will be the most affected by the decisions our leaders make today.”
“I want the world to know that America has not lost her way…” adds Cotnoir, explaining that his ultimate message with the single and album is one of hope.