I’ve been working so hard over the last few months to release these, and I’m so happy to finally be able to share them with you.
Two years ago, when I was at a creative crossroads in my life, I started a music project in secret, NEO 10Y. I didn’t have any expectations, it literally started with one song and has rippled from there. Today, I have an audio-visual double release for Dopamine (the single) and Poems To Fuck To – a more personal track which you could call a b-side to some extent, I just wanted to release it in an old school fashion.
I’ve evolved so much as a humxn and artist through living this hyper-reality, refining my craft, movement, voice, guitar, piano and performing live (I played a show in LA last month). I’ve broken 1 million streams and created global social impact because of my unapologetic and political stance through my visuals and writing, which is really all that I could ask for.
This is the first time that I have ever felt like I have real purpose on this planet. I have made Dopamine for everyone, and its meaning is rooted in the idea of finding yourself so that we can collectively, through group consciousness, find world peace. ALSO IT SLAPS. Poems To Fuck To is a more personal track because I wanted to show a more raw side of my artistry but both are interconnected lyrically and spiritually. Will make sure to share the press where I talk about this in detail.
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported me with this movement, you know who you are, I know you believe in me because you believe in yourself. Enjoy the videos and make sure to stream the songs and add them to your Spotify and Apple playlists.
Thank you to Ava Fersi for shooting the artwork, I am honoured to work with you and to Achraf Amiri for the design and illustration bringing to life the idea of the three graces, and “now there’s three of us” lyric from Poems To Fuck To and the construct of the id, ego and superego. I love you both.
Thank you to Alex Lord, my brother Oz Thakkar and Dan Ellyot aka Diangular for your cinematography skills on the videos and bae Josh Haigh for playing my body double in the middle of the night in Greenwich tunnel. I love you all so much.
Finally, Sebastian Bartz for making Dopamine sound like the most expensive track in the history of humanity and for tirelessly mixing it until it ended up at Grammy award winning mix levels, and to Selah Blessed One for his skills on Poems To Fuck To. You’re both incredible talents and I am honoured to work with you.