Simply put, Cazwell’s “I Love You” is complete love letter to himself. “Even if you are in love with somebody else, self-love is the most important kinda love and it comes first,” he declares. “I’m determined to not have a boyfriend this year so I can focus on taking care of and loving myself.” The song features Bridget Barkan, formerly with Scissor Sisters, singing a sample of the “Ooh Boy, I Love You So” melody from the Rose Royce classic. Additionally, it brings Cazwell with back together with Chris Bracco, who he collaborated with on past hit singles, “Ice Cream Truck” and “Loose Wrists.”
Cazwell says ““I’ve never written a love song before and I’ve never shown my vulnerable side, really,” Cazwell continues. “I know this isn’t your typical Céline Dion type of love song, but it’s the only way I know how to do it.
Cazwell calls the end result “cheesy, corny and incredibly catchy, like a Bruno Mars song”. It’s a complete 180 from his last two singles, “Hella Horny,” a 90s house jam and “Weirdo,” an early 2000s hip-hop track.
The video clearly pulls from some nostalgia filled inspiration also. Everything from Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” to Madonna’s “True Blue” gets a nod, complete with poodle skirt and greased biker look being front and center!
Cazwell takes pride in being one of the first out rappers and is excited about the growing number of artists coming out of the closet today. His message to them and to all fans this pride is to never quit chasing the dream. “Continue to make your art and realize that some people will look at it and some people won’t but you can never stop.”
Cazwell’s “I Love You” is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all major digital retailers via SNOWCONE NYC.
For more information, visit Cazwell.com.