Album: Single Release Only (2011)


  • The official song of the 2012 London Olympic Torch Relay finds teenage soul singer Dionne Bromfield teaming up with rapper Tinchy Stryder. Both musicians were born in East London, near the site of the Olympic Park. The song was released as a single on iTunes on July 29, 2011.
  • Dionne Bromfield is the goddaughter of Amy Winehouse and this song was released less than a week after her godmother was found dead in her flat. The troubled singer's last appearance on stage before her tragic death on July 23, 2011 featured her supporting Dionne in a performance of her song "Mama Said at the iTunes Festival on July 20th in North London.
  • This song was originally written and recorded by Speech Debelle and included on her 2009 Mercury prize winning album Speech Therapy. It was re-written by Tinchy and Dionne for the pre-Olympic event.


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