Blending together conscious songwriting, self-exploration, Afro-futurism, experimentation and a deep love of hip-hop, South London duo CiiMATiX made their debut last year with their first two singles, "Wid Da Ting" and "Listen". Now they're back with their second single "FR33MND" and their slow-and-low, poetic style is as potent as ever.
"FR33MND" is the first cut to be revealed from their upcoming debut EP, CiiMATiX Vol. 1, which drops in May. Even more than that, it seems the pair are gatheting some serious creative momentum as they're also already announcing their debut album, Sound Mind, which promises to be a visual release and is expected to drop in autumn.
Speaking with Complex via email, CiiMATiX told us: "Ultimately, this song is about challenging the status quo, and not being defined or controlled by labels and society's preconceived notions. Creatively, the slant we took with this song is born out of our constant desire to create something relatable in its sound but unique in its approach. We wanted to create a fusion between current and conscious, and to deliver our message in a way that both educates and entertains."