Leicester-based, BBC Introducing stars, LVT and Tongasiyus, have released their long-awaited collaboration, “Me and You“, along with an accompanying music video. Taking influence from Hip-Hop, Rap and RnB legends, their latest single was inspired by LVT and Tongasiyus’ relationship, starting out and navigating all the challenges of establishing a partnership and what they mean to each other.
“Me and You” is not LVT and Tongasiyus’ first collaboration. Talented artists in their own right, this creative couple were first featured on BBC Introducing Leicester with their 2020 single “Talkin’ My Sh*t” and haven’t looked back since.
Zimbabwe-born LVT’s passion for music goes back to her childhood, singing in her Grandfather’s church, and following her move to the UK as a child, talent shows at school. As a presenter and DJ at Leicester’s Radio2funky, LVT lives and breathes music, taking every opportunity to perform her own.
For Tongasiyus, music is a way to express himself, and he has been writing his own lyrics since he was at school. Inspired by his childhood idols, Tupac and 50 Cent, he decided to join his friends in the studio to record in 2018 and subsequently released his debut single, ‘Old Me‘ in 2019.
LVT and Tongasiyus met in the studio and, after experimenting together, soon realised their bond went beyond making music and have now been together seven years; you can certainly hear their evident chemistry shine through in their music.
Renowned in the local area, both LVT and Tongasiyus regularly perform at open mic nights and festivals and have gained a loyal local following.