Greentea Peng - Rising
South London singer and songwriter Greentea Peng releases her new EP, Rising. The seven track set follows last years acclaimed debut EP Sensi and the simmering, viral hit Downers which was released this summer and is included on this EP. Featuring the blissful, Earbuds produced lead single Mr Sun (miss da sun), that track sets the tone for a bright, bold EP which weaves a myriad of genres, all anchored by a mesmerising old-soul vocal. On the clattering title track Rising, Peng announces "woke up today, brand new morning" over an insistent, hand-clap-supported beat, before adopting a half-spoken word flow. Elsewhere, over the densely layered hip-hop beat of Sane, she sings a low-slung, effortless hook: "come make me feel sane, baby”. Greentea Peng is dark and light, half soul-searcher and half wise-cracker. In a constant explorative state, she is honest and frank, her inner battles channelled through the rhythms and flows of her music. Her energy beams bright whether she’s touching on darker matters or happier moments. Visually Peng is a living, breathing piece of art - effortlessly cutting the figure of a true British original. So much so, Vivienne Westwood street cast her for her recent ‘Youth Is Revolting’ cover of Dazed.