Neo-soul musician Greentea Peng announces debut album
Photo credit – Stefy Pocket
Rising star Greentea Peng announces her highly anticipated debut album MAN MADE, released on June 4th, and shares a fresh taster from the record, “Kali V2”.MAN MADE feels like the perfect statement of intent and presentation of Greentea’s world – meditative, experimental, political, medicinal, trippy, humorous, and brimming with rich and varied influences.
To coincide with the announcement of MAN MADE, Greentea has released the hypnotic, low-lit “Kali V2” – whose title nods to the Hindu goddess Kali Ma – a song about death and rebirth, in her own words a “bunning of the old and the rising of the new”. The video, shot by ABOVEGROUND, presents a night time cityscape bathed in red, a wonderland turned shadowy and sinister. Greentea Peng invites you to jump down the rabbit hole with her.
Set against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent years in recent memory, Greentea and her band The Seng Seng Family retreated to the country last summer where the alchemy of MAN MADE took place, bringing a live element to the album, and chose to record the record in 432 Hz frequency, a pitch that falls a semitone below music industry standard, which is thought to vibrate healing energy. Executive-produced by long time collaborator Earbuds, Greentea worked with an incredible roll-call of producers; the likes of Swindle, long-standing collaborators SAMO & KIKO, and Mala (part of the legendary dubstep production duo Digital Mystikz and the founder of the iconic DMZ dubstep label). The album was then mixed by the legendary Commissioner Gordon. The record seamlessly weaves genres from Hip-Hop to Jazz, Neo-soul, Trip Hop, Ragga, Rock, Dub and Drum & Bass, all anchored by signature sage vocals. At 18 tracks, MAN MADE is a true opus, a fluid and transportive listening experience, channelling deepest inner-thoughts and exploring different states of being, segued to be enjoyed in full. It encourages repeated revisits to fully explore the magic at work.