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Dubbed Simulation, the soulful dance-pop number was co-written by the Aussie hip-hop kween, alongside her DJ and producer LK McKay and the one and only George Maple.
Tkay says the track is about overcoming complacency and “hoping to find something real after everything that is calculated and planned disappears”.
“It’s so common that people get lazy when they feel content because they have partially achieved their goals and are living the way they dreamt about, thus beginning to think it’ll last forever,” she says. “I have noticed that things constantly change, so when something doesn’t go to plan it’s like cracks in the simulation become visible.”
Tkay Maidza’s debut album TKAY is set to drop next Friday, 28th October, with Tkay explaining that the idea behind the LP is to “soundtrack… a high school girl’s life”.
“It’s about feeling lost but then finding your way out,” she says. “There are moments of confidence and moments of feeling lonely, but at the same time knowing that you don’t need anyone or anything to be strong.”
But for now, wrap your ears around her new tune Simulation below.
Listen: Tkay Maidza – ‘Simulation’