Not letting up for anything in 2023, is none other than trailblazing talent Not3s. The globally renowned UK artist recently released his new EP Kiss Don’t Tell setting the tone for a year full of raved releases.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, his latest offering aims to spread Valentine’s love to the souls and ears of those in need of a special someone this month. Kiss Don’t Tell showcases Not3’s 2023 sonic direction. His distinct style and flow shine through in the three-track project, stacked with a slew of serenading soundscapes. It also hints at the harmonically brilliant and signature touch he has in store for a flood of chart-topping singles.
The Hackney, East London-bred rhymer, abandoned an academic career in favor of music. In doing so, he rapidly rose from online obscurity to being signed by a major label in a relatively short period of time. With the arrival of his 2017 “Addison Lee”, Not3s pushed the sound of Afro-basement to a new level. Drawing inspiration not only from his underground grime scene, but from his Nigerian heritage as well. After acquiring a large number of online views, the trendy track was picked up by Relentless Records (Professor Green, Nadia Rose). As a result, the label re-released the record as Not3s’ debut single shortly after.
Not3s: Afrobeats Newcomer
Since then, Not3s has risen to prominence as one of the world’s most popular Afropop artists. His distinct blend of basement pop and Nigerian roots results in a modernized, highly rhythmic and vibrant exploration of music. In which his music appeals to an array of audiences. Bringing Not3s numerous successes along the way, including FIFA and Love Island soundtracks, extensive Radio 1 and Capital FM support, nationwide press coverage with CLASH Magazine, and much, much more.
Bringing in 2023 with a brand new 3-track EP, he launched its arrival with lead single “Naked” exemplifying his sonic direction for the year ahead. It’s astounding audio can be credited to Italy’s multi-platinum award winning engineer, Patrick “Wave” Carinci. His enticing ear mixed and mastered “Naked” resulting in a highly captivating and modernized pop-infused track.
In fact, Not3s delivers yet again with the recent release. He opens up the EP with a sizzling single, “Unfair”. Switching it up a bit, he changes gears for its follow up. Served up as a love medley, “Trip To Paris” showcases his vocal dexterity as he closes out the exciting EP.
Kiss Don’t Tell
Overall, Not3s once again delivers on Kiss Don’t Tell, demonstrating why he has been a fan favorite in the UK and worldwide for the past 5 years and beyond. For now, get familiar with this thriving talent here at KAZI Magazine! Lastly, let us know what you think!