[L]ast Friday, Tkay Maidza released her debut album, TKAY, four years after making a breakthrough at home in Australia with the seismic single, “Brontosaurus”. It’s a collection of 14 consecutive bangers that collate influences from M.I.A, Santigold and Azealia Banks, 48 minutes in which Tkay’s rapid-fire rhymes are interrupted just once, for a guest verse from Atlanta legend Killer Mike.
After attending three high schools as a teenager and refusing to repeat the make-friends, break-friends cycle that characterised her time at school, Tkay chose music over shopping malls and cinemas. TKAY is a reflection of those experiences and what has happened since with thoughts on friendship, alienation and isolation backed by beats from a new school of club-ready rap.
We caught up with Tkay to talk about all those high schools, moodboards and Instagram. Follow Tkay here.