Richie Gathu is the new kid on the block with big bars, bags of talent and even bigger dreams. Born in Kenya and raised in Bristol, this young up and comer fully embraces both his African heritage and his British home, with many of his musical influences inspired by his dual nationality.
Back with his third release of 2021, following on from ‘Championships’ and ‘Euphoria,’ Richie presents fans with another self-written and produced single in the form of the irresistible jam, ‘Cosa Nostra’; a vibrant and energetic track that’s just in time for the warmer, summer months.
Picture this; the flight to your dream paradise holiday has just touched down. As you step out to paradise you are greeted with a cocktail of your choice and suddenly you hear a sweet guitar melody that makes you want to hit the salsa all the way to the hotel, you just can't help but dance and sing along as soon as you hear it. The song is ‘Cosa Nostra’ and its distinctive, guitar-led melody and up-tempo beat will leave no foot un-tapped!
"As soon as I press play on Cosa Nostra, I'm teleported to Havana, Cuba or to the Amalfi Coast. In my mind, I see a beautiful sunset on the horizon, my body fuelled by 15 (or more) tequila shots as I hit the salsa across a pebbled street toward my lover who is in the exact same vibe as I am. The inspiration for the song stems from lockdown, the endless months of being separated from a lover and planning to "pull up" as soon as I could. I even had to sprinkle some Swahili in there to add extra flavour to the tune!”