17 year old Coventry Rapper KANDA releases new single TOXICITY 26th Nov before Mobo awards - The Coventry Observer

11th Aug, 2022

17 year old Coventry Rapper KANDA releases new single TOXICITY 26th Nov before Mobo awards

Ashleigh Osborne 23rd Nov, 2021 Updated: 23rd Nov, 2021

KANDA is the 17-year-old up and coming Rapper and recording artist from Coventry inspired by the likes of Bruno Mars, J Hus and Ed Sheeran.

Taken from his debut EP, Toxicity is a dance-pop song written by Kanda himself and recorded and mastered by Push Records.

The young artist has released a string of consistent early releases including the recent single ‘Demon’ gaining over 150K collective streams with a growing online following and over 10K monthly Spotify listeners.

Toxicity is about a toxic relationship between a man and a woman who are trying so hard to be together.

“I was inspired by seeing friends of mine at school in toxic relationships, knowing that neither side were happy about the circumstances they found themselves in.

“I wrote Toxicity and Push Records helped me to record and master the final product. The song was a little out of my comfort zone but at the same time I felt it was something I needed to bring to life.”

Over the past few years since the age of 14 this young artist has been on a mission to make music his reality and to use the songs he writes to tell real life and to speak up for the younger generation.

On 3rd June 2021, KANDA collaborated with the well-known Panjabi MC to release his biggest and most significant song of his career so far named ‘Latino Heat’.

With views of over 200,000 on all platforms, the song continues to gain mainstream radio support from BBC Asian Network and has in-turn led him to recently be chosen to play the 2021 MOBO Awards press launch November 28th.

Kanda also received national attention from Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) after releasing the anti-racism song entitled ’Never The Same’ with the presenter calling the song ‘the most emotionally powerful song’ he had ever heard, regarding the BLM movement.

He has performed not just on one, but on three stages at the Godiva Festival in Coventry on the same day where he performed for the BBC CWR Introducing stage, then joining Panjabi MC for the song ‘Latino Heat’, and finally performing on the Second Stage in the evening Godiva U18’s Calling, organised by Coventry Music.

Although still very young, Kanda has big plans locked in for 2022 that include a string of new singles and a debut EP due out in June, along with some exciting shows and huge growth.

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