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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 marks the end of a three year long release

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ARIA & BET nominated rapper and artist Tkay Maidza has released the final piece to the Last Year Was Weird puzzle, with the release of the third volume in the EP series. Arriving complete with eight tracks, the release features the previously released singles Syrup and Maidza's collaboration with Yung Baby Tate.

Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 marks the end of a three year long release cycle for the project, totalling twenty four tracks now fans can get their hands on the third instalment. Produced by long-time collaborator Dan Farber, the genre-bending project fises together sonic threads of hip-hop, alt-R&B, pop and trap, effortlessly bringing fierce confidence and sophisticated lyricism and production to each and every song. The eight-track finale offers the perfect ending to the exciting musical project.

Speaking of the release, Maidza shares: "Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 is the final chapter of the trilogy - I am so excited but it’s also bittersweet, this last chapter is about accepting what it is and stepping into that power and really letting go of anything that’s hindering my path. It feels like a life cycle and a lesson that’s come and gone quickly and I’m grateful for the people I’ve met on the way. I feel like I’ve really come to realise that I’ve always had what I needed I just needed to see it clearly. And Last Year Was Weird has helped me do that. A lot of the songs feel like a mixture of the first two but are at their brightest and boldest as well because I understand now where I can exist - which was the point of this trilogy. I’m excited for what’s next."

Maidza emerged from Adelaide at just 17 years old in 2013. 7 years later, she has remained in the company of hip-hop’s greatest, pulling together a rolodex of sought after collaborators including Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike, rap sensation DUCKWRTH and French producer extraordinaire Martin Solveig. Placing herself firmly in the fashion sphere, Tkay has an ongoing relationship with Stella McCartney, performing at their virtual festival #StellaFest, performing in Milan last year as a musical guest for the Spring 2020 presentation and being soundtracked for the 2017 poignant fashion waste campaign.

Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 is out now!


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