Greentea Peng has just shared the first taster from the record, called Nah It Ain’t The Same, produced by longtime collaborator Earbuds. Greentea’s forthcoming record “Man Made” comes off the back of an amazing 12 months and a kick off to the year at number 4 in the Sound Poll. The artist and her band The Seng Seng Family have worked with an incredible array of producers and the album feels like the perfect statement of intent and invitation into her unique world – meditative, experimental, political, healing, trippy, humorous and full of rich and varied influences.
Rising star Greentea Peng today shares her first taster of new music this year and a teaser for what to expect from her highly anticipated debut album with “Nah It Ain’t The Same”. Produced by long-time collaborator, Earbuds (Hu-Man & Revolution), Greentea and her live band (The Seng Seng Family) present something fresh and entrancing; hip hop and jazz inflections, neo soul rhythms which flourish into a beat which nods to classic drum & bass and signature sage vocals enveloping the instrumentation.
Creating a fluid and freewheeling listening experience, “Nah It Ain’t The Same” sounds like it could come from no one else but Greentea Peng. It further cements her status as one of the most exciting new artists and it is no wonder she landed at number 4 in the BBC Music Sound of 2021 last month.
Greentea delves into the meaning behind the song:
“Deliberations of a (hu) MAN, subject to the pendulum’s swing, I give you ‘Nah It Aint The Same’ off my album MAN MADE. An expression and exploration of my utter confusion and inner conflicts amidst shifting paradigms.”– GREENTEA PENG
The video, shot by Machine Operated, see’s Greentea partake in the routine acts of life – her morning ritual repetitive, but everyday interactions with objects in the confinement of her home spark vivid, bright memories of happier times. Amongst the grey there is hope.
2020 was a milestone year for the South London born singer and songwriter, who made her TV debut with a performance of her single ‘Hu Man’ on Later… With Jools Holland. She also released a series of acclaimed singles including the dubby, reggae fused ‘Revolution’, a companion piece to the meditative ‘Hu Man’, and ‘Ghost Town’, a deeply personal and political clarion call on the gentrification on Greentea’s doorstep. She also featured on the Mike Skinner single ‘I Wish You Loved You as Much as You Loved Him’. These tracks followed a triumphant 2019 which saw the release of her celebrated EP, RISING and a viral performance for COLORS of her single ‘Downers’.
As Greentea Peng gravitates toward the release of her debut “MAN MADE” which is lining up to be a total sensory experience, watch this space for much more in the coming months…