South London singer and songwriter Greentea Peng releases her new release, ‘Rising’, following 2018’s acclaimed debut EP ‘Sensi’ and the simmering viral hit ‘Downers’, released in summer 2019. Featuring the blissful, Earbuds-produced ‘Mr Sun (miss da sun)’ that 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 ‘Risin’’, Peng announces “woke up today, brand new morning” over an insistent, handclap- supported beat, before adopting a half-spoken wordflow. 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.
Mr. Sun (miss Da Sun)