For a nonetheless unknown Kena, it was a whirlwind introduction to the music trade. “Everybody thought I used to be a lady,” he laughs. “I simply thought, that is the good factor ever. There have been no pictures of me on-line, we simply wished folks to listen to my voice at that time and simply see what the world made from it, and it simply blew up. Ultimately Kendrick heard it and wished to satisfy me. I used to be in LA and he got here to the place I used to be recording. He simply got here in and was like, ‘who’s Moss Kena?’ I feel he was shocked that it was me, this bizarre little white boy.”
Kena signed with Ministry of Sound and commenced releasing music, collaborating with producers and artists alike, that includes on tracks and discovering his toes each musically and creatively. “I feel I began in a really left RnB sphere, coming off the again of that Kendrick cowl, that was my first sonic id and it’s music that I completely adore. However I feel naturally as I’ve gotten older and my profession has progressed, I’ve began to search out out who I’m as a author,” he explains. “I began doing stay reveals and help slots with Rita Ora and Jess Glynne and that have simply opened my eyes up fully to pop. It was only a pure music evolution as I moved by life.”
Returning with new single “Mild It Up”, the monitor is each a celebration of the connection and euphoria you possibly can expertise when surrounded by the folks and belongings you love, in addition to a reminder of the escapism Kena present in habit. Produced by UK duo SUPER-HI, an irony he says will not be misplaced on him, the monitor is a kaleidoscope of vivid melody and pulsing beats, all hooked round a rapture of refrain.