South London’s Kadiata returns with the announcement of his new EP Dnt Tell Me Plz out May 22nd. ‘The Surface’ a swirling hypnotic number serves as the lead single, and introduction to the EP which was premiered via Clash Music; “The track is about falling for fake love, how it can affect your perception of the relationships you have with people because of fears that can be difficult to face“.
From opening track ‘Oh Why’, which tells the story of woeful love, through to closer ‘Overdose’, ‘Dnt Tell Me Plz’ is a colourful and unique journey; the sound and story of the tower block and the lives inhabiting it seen through a brand new light. Packaged together, it’s an ideal introduction to the world of Kadiata and his expansive vision for the future. “There’s a lot to tell about where I come from,” he says. “My mission is to translate the story of everyone growing up in a council estate, the struggles but the good parts of it as well. It’s embedded in my identity.”
The EP is produced by Kadiata himself with additional production by Miles From Kinshasa, and backing vocals from an upcoming singer’s Ojerime and J Grrey. A self-taught producer, designer and director, everything Kadiata has released so far has been engineered by himself, from his debut video ‘Goodnight‘ in 2015 to this more recent EP. All of this has lead to Kadiata being dubbed as a council estate visionary. “I’m not like your typical Kanye or Steve Jobs,” he explains, of the way his visual and aural aesthetic have often been described. “I’m one of you guys, from the council estate, but I have a very different way of thinking.”
Pre order Dnt Tell Me Plz here and receive ‘The Surface’.
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