MTV PREMIERE: TAPZ - 'Didn't Know'
We're calling it - TAPZ is the next big name in music.
The 22-year-old rapper has developed his very own entrancing brand of noir’n’b & has already drawn comparisons to all the greats from The Weeknd to Kendrick Lamar.
His latest offering ‘Didn’t Know’ is premiering this morning on MTV Music NZ.
Taken from his debut EP Beautiful Nightmare, due for release November 24, TAPZ describes the track as a moment where he was emotionally lost in the dark, trying to find his way back home.
“’Didn’t Know’ documents how loving someone or something so much has this intense power to give you everything and take it all away in the same breath," he reveals.
"It's a continuous cycle of madness. The song weighed on my heart for months before I could articulate it, but now it’s out in the world, I feel a sense of freedom."
With the video for ‘Didn’t Know’ , TAPZ and collaborator Otis Prinz aimed to amplify the unorthodox, raw intimacy of the track’s audio by taking to the dark and stark settings of a small warehouse, an empty tunnel and a concrete car park.
Take a look below:
“There's a beautiful conversation happening between the closed spaces and the never-ending concrete car park drowned by a surrounding sea of black. Our aim for the video was to create an illusion of freedom,” TAPZ shares.
Having already brought his electrifying energy to the same stage as heavy-hitters like A$AP Ferg, Jeremih, Tinie Tempah, Hermitude, G-Eazy and Danny Brown and BANKS, his meteoric trajectory continues with a string of headline shows announced for November in Australia.