It was announced earlier this week that Will Smith had teamed up with Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi for the official 2018 FIFA World Cup anthem, produced by Diplo, and now the track has arrived.
Smith says he was excited to have the opportunity to work on the song, "Live It Up."
"It's an honor to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup," Smith said in a statement. "This global event brings people from all over the world together to cheer, laugh, and experience magic. Collaborating with Nicky, Diplo and Era on this track represents harmony, eclectic flavors, and genres coming together. At the end of the day, we just want to see the world dance." The track's official video is set for release next month. Smith, Jam, and Istrefi will then perform the song at Luzhniki Stadium July 15.
This is apparently just the beginning of new music coming from Smith. Earlier this week, he said he "has the beast back" and has been recording non-stop. He dropped a quick verse on his popular YouTube page to prove that he's ready to return to the rap world.
“What happens is you get to a point where you get empty,” he said of his return. “So I’m excited, I’m re-energized and I’m creating wildly like I used to. I’m ready. I got the beast back."