Tkay Maidza Announces New Album “Sweet Justice”, Premieres New Song “Ring-a-Ling” on BBC Radio 1
Australian singer-songwriter Tkay Maidza has announced her second album “Sweet Justice” will be released on November 3, 2023 via 4AD.
It is her first boy of work in seven years since the 2016 self-titled debut album.
The album comprises 14-track, featuring guest appearances from Lolo Zouaï, Amber Mark, and Duckwrth.
“Sweet Justice was a way for me to channel my emotions from what I’ve experienced in the last two years. It’s a diary of things and thoughts I’ve kept to myself,” Tkay Maidza said of the album in a statement. “Making the record was a healing experience and I’m grateful to have worked with producers who have inspired me throughout my career.”
From the album, she premiered a new song “Ring-a-Ling” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Jack Saunders.
The song is the second single off of the album, following “Silent Assassin” released earlier this month.
The track was written by Tkay Maidza, Kendrick Nicholls, Sherwyn Nicholls, Cassio Bouziane Lopes, Pa Salieu Gaye, and Michael Graham Oatman. Produced by Two Fresh.
- “I had some things to say I felt like I just jumped out of the cave from both of them ('Silent Assassin' and 'Ring-a-Ling'). So I'm like I'm so stoked and so excited for everyone to hear that,” she told Jack Saunders about the song. “It's so funny because these two songs don't show you like the whole soundscape of the album which is so exciting. I always have two sides of me with the soft and the hard side but I always feel like when I get my groove of the hard side that's when I know like where to go and I feel like these are those moments where I was like, 'Oh my God,' I know exactly what I'm supposed to say and now I can be soft offered.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Jocelyn Anquetil.
She said of the video, “I think it's so important because it creates a universe for your fans and like everyone to understand where you're coming from, especially like for me where I'm always blending so many sounds and everything and like sometimes I'll handle the demo and everyone's like, what like, what does that, what is this? And if I shoot a video, they're like, 'Oh, I get it now,' like the Phrygian ringing I'm like imagine you're dancing in the rain, like often leave the club like that's what it's meant to sound like like the 2000s video and also like Kanye West was, FKA twigs, it's all the biggest autolog created, all the biggest artists they immerse you into their world and like that perfect package of music and visuals. So yeah, it inspires me and I love building.”
Photo by Dana Trippe
- source : BBC Radio 1