Barney Artist is a name you should definitely recognize by now, after repeatedly stellar collaborations with the likes of artists such as Alfa Mist, Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei, to name but a few.
He has just released new mixtape Painting Sounds, and as expected, it's bloody good. "Stay Close" produced by, and featuring Tom Misch, fuses elements of jazz and hip-hop, with a nod to Barney's grime roots. As always, his music is coupled with social commentary and conscious rap, while Tom sings a smooth hook which simply adds to the gorgeous fluidity of the entire song.
"Painting Sounds is a narration of my thoughts and feelings over the last year; it's a real snapshot from a 24-year-old black male from London trying work things out."