Shut your eyes: summer is here and lockdown is over – the plague has dissipated.
KinKai delivers the final single before full length project A Pennies Worth drops – Top Down is a sun-drenched reunion with Children Of Zeus, as hazy as you like and showing off the soulful contrasts between Tyler Daley and Konny Kon.
Production comes from Paya, inspired by the West Coat but making sure we can envision a North West Coast.
KinKai: “I like to take scenics wherever I go (especially when I’m driving). The weather has been getting warmer and everyone’s stuck inside. But I had this rather dangerous vision of speeding through a forest in a convertible, Henny in my hand, a pretty girl driving. I told Zeus my vision and we pretty much brought it to life. At times we overthink what fun is and sometimes it’s just being creative.”
Kinkai’s previous work, Mellow Mermaids and Malibu – as namechecked in Konny’s verse – is available here.
I strongly recommend you head over to Yussef Dayes and Tom Misch’s new single with Freddie Gibbs for similar automobile vibes.
A Pennies Worth sees release on 1 May 2020 on Ditto Music. Pre-order here.
Buy the Top Down single on Bandcamp.