Aussie rapper Tkay Maidza returns with brand new single, "Carry On," the first release from her long awaited debut album TKAY.
As we've come to expect from Maidza, "Carry On" is an energetic hybrid of hip-hop, pop and electronica, with the 20 year old Adelaide lass taking shots at the haters.
The biggest surprise is guest verse from none other than Run The Jewels member Killer Mike. Having repeatedly sung the praises of Maidza, Mike delivers big-brother style advice for the focused Maidza, who had this to say about the track and Mike's influence;
“The song is about people trying to stop my stride,” says Tkay, “but I guess what I'm trying to say is I have bigger issues that only matter to me as a youngin at this point in my career and Killer Mike is reinforcing that. I’ve loved Run the Jewels for ages as they were the first act I saw at my favourite touring festival Laneway Festival. It was super inspiring to see them. We had the idea of having him on a song and reached out to his team, they were totally down. It turned out to be ‘Carry On’ :)”
“It was really cool that Mike listened to what I was saying in my verse as his verse is a conversation to mine... to him I must sound like I need guidance, and what he said was really reassuring and relevant for me. I think it's super important to have support from someone who has so much knowledge and experience in life and music... He is the first person who is a respected and loved rapper to have said they approve of what I do so having him on the song is super special.”
TKAY is set for release October 28.