JR Fillion & JorDel Downz enlist the help of Sese for this remix of “Northern Lights”
London, ON – London up-and-comer JR Fillion recently dropped a monster EP titled Northern Lights. And he’s just teamed up with Sese for this dope remix of the JorDel Downz assisted title single, “Northern Lights.”
The original song was produced by Milan Francis and serves as an anthem for all Canadian rappers on the come-up: “I’m stuck in this life/ Under these Northern Lights/ And I’m tryin’ to fight/ What I lost up in this fight/ And I’m sick of these walls/ So I show up at the show/ And I give it my all/ And I watch these haters fall.”
It’s a song about the hunger and drive constantly pushing these guys to take things to the next level. And everything is tied together with that “…under these Northern Lights” part of the hook. So you know it’s a Canadian ting. So of course it makes perfect sense that JR got Sese in on the remix.
Sese is a prime example of someone who’s come up from up-and-comer status. He’s hustled his way up to being one of the most predominant non-mainstream rappers in Canada. He’s also solidified his own artistic lane.
He’s the kind of guy that up-and-comers look to when they’re trying to decide how to navigate their own path in the Canadian rap game: “Do I really want a deal?/ Or want to deal with that street shit forever?/ It was never this real/ I’m loading up this rifle/ We can scope it together.”
I think that because Canadian rap is – in many ways – still in its infant phase, a lot of guys really struggle to plan out their moves as up-and-coming rappers. There’s a huge chance of getting slept on and there’s a huge chance you’ll set your sights high and get disheartened when things don’t work out. Sese feels that, though. So there’s this one line he repeats throughout his verse that I think is so key to listen for: “It’s bullshit/ They got a plan to try to minimize dope shit.”