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Tkay Maidza - New EP 'Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2' by Tkay Maidza Out Now, Plus 'You Sad' Video
Tkay Maidza : New EP 'Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2' by Tkay Maidza Out Now, Plus 'You Sad' Video
7th August 2020

Tkay Maidza's 4AD debut EP Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2 is released today, accompanied by the new video for 'You Sad directed by Jocelyn Anquetil.

London-based director Jocelyn Anquetil called the shoot remotely via live feed while Tkay and a spartan crew of two executed from Australia.  The result is a game-changer in socially distanced music video shoots and a technicolor graveyard for all of the calls Tkay is screening.

+ You can stream and download the new EP here +

As ferocious as she is refined...Tkay gets more gully with every verse as her rhymes glide over spiraling, disjointed production before diverging into a swampy NOLA bounce breakdown.
- NPR Music on 'Shook'
"Maidza shines as a singer, laying down her hook over a fried-out vintage funk groove."  
- Pitchfork on 'Don’t Call Again'
Rising Adelaide spitfire Tkay Maidza is shifting her gears. Get with it now, or have fun over there in the dust.
A kinetic hip-hop dart that will make you long for a club -- any club! -- to reopen…one of her strongest singles to date
- Billboard on 'Shook'
Rap’s freshest new act
- Nylon
“It's a banger - lot of Missy Elliott vibes on this one, do not miss it
- The Needle Drop on 'Shook'

Tkay Maidza is a tour de force on her new EP Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2, out today on 4AD.  Her mastery of sonic versatility takes center stage on the assertive eight tracks that weave from whiplash-inducing spitfire summer anthem and lead single 'Shook' to smooth boy-bye manifesto 'Don’t Call Again (ft. Kari Faux)' to trap-infused 'Awake (ft. JPEGMAFIA)', which was nominated for a 2019 ARIA award and earned a best of the decade nod from The Needle Drop, as well as praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, Dazed, Complex, and others.  The release follows 2018’s Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 1, which established her as one of the most exciting voices in the new guard of hip-hop. 

Watch the official video for 'Shook' here:

Watch the official video for 'Don't Call Again (ft. Kari Faux)' here:

Emerging from Adelaide at just 17 years old, Tkay’s early work earned a 2018 MTV EMA win, a 2016 BET Awards nomination, sets at Governors Ball, Splendour In The Grass, Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop and Hangout Festival, and tours with the likes of Mark Ronson, Charli XCX, Rita Ora, RL Grime, Years and Years, and Troye Sivan. 

Tkay Maidza

Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2

1. My Flowers
2. 24k
3. Shook
4. Awake (ft. JPEGMAFIA)
5. Grasshopper
6. You Sad
7. PB Jam
8. Don't Call Again (ft. Kari Faux)