- Brick & Lace announce their musical comeback.
- The musical duo is made up of two sisters Nyanda and Nyla who are best known for their 2007 hit song Love is Wicked.
The famous Jamaican-American dancehall/R&B musical duo consisting of sisters Nyanda and Nyla Thorbourne, Brick & Lace, who are best known for their 2007 track Love Is Wicked — will be making a comeback to Dancehall.
Brick & Lace’s decision to return to the scene was birthed only a couple of weeks ago when the sisters were honored at the annual Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremony (QORIHC) and Ball at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston.
Nyanda, who is also a mother, has tried her hand at a solo career, which included a four-song EP in 2021, which featured the title track All Fruits Ripe with Stonebwoy. She announced their intended comeback on her Instagram page mentioning that they wanted to build a team from scratch inclusive of management, promoters, agents, writers, and producers.
She revealed that the feedback has been way more than they anticipated.
“A lot of people have reached out. We’re a bit overwhelmed actually. Sifting through and we’re like, ‘What the hell is happening?!’ But it’s a good thing. We’re grateful for the response. It shows people are interested in the brand,” Nyanda said.
The singer added that move means heading back into the recording booth to produce fresh material.
“We do have music that we can just drop now, and it’s timeless; but we also wanna get back in the studio and see what new vibe we can cook up. We definitely don’t want to overthink it.”~Nyanda (Brick & Lace)
It was just February that Nyla spoke out about why Love Is Wicked wasn’t getting airplay on American radio stations, despite the fact that the song has been trending on TikTok with thousands of users using its hook to poke fun at themselves and their relationship woes.
Nyla pointed out that many Djs would play songs that were on the Diwali Riddim during a segment, but ignore Love Is Wicked.
Listen to Diwali Riddim beat down below
Nyanda defended her sister’s stance, noting that several foreign outlets have recognized the track, yet, some radio stations in the US continue to undermine it.
“She’s generally talking about the plays Love is Wicked gets on mainstream radio in the US. Even Shaderoom acknowledges Love Is Wicked as one of the classic records on the Diwali riddim. US radio can show more love for sure.”
Love Is Wicked, the second single from Brick & Lace’s debut album of the same title, was released via international recording artist-producer Akon’s KonLive Distribution label in 2007.
The album featured other hit tracks like Never Never and Get That Clear.
They followed up with Bad To Di Bone in 2009.