NZ-based rapper and noir’n’b protégé Tapz has returned with a emotionally-charged new single ‘Didn’t Know’.
TAPZ describes that ‘Didn’t Know’ was born from a feeling of being emotionally lost and 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. 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,” said TAPZ.
The new single will feature on the rapper’s debut EP Beautiful Nightmare slated for release Friday 24, November. The six-tracker will be a stunning body of work featuring a culmination of the artist’s solo work to date, including previously released powerhouse tracks ‘Murder Murder‘ and ‘Run Don’t Run‘.
TAPZ has today confirmed that Sydney and Melbourne will be the first to hear all new music live – playing at Sydney’s Brighton Up Bar on Wednesday, 22 November and at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel on Thursday, 23 November. New Zealand shows to be revealed very soon.
With the new single comes striking visuals and a collaboration between TAPZ and Otis Prinz – designed to amplify the raw intimacy of the track’s audio (acoustic guitars set against electric drum machines, synths and electrc guitars).
“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 describes.
Tickets to both shows are on sale now.