Not3s has shared a fresh new EP called Kiss Don’t Tell. Eschewing an academic career in favour of music, Hackney, East London born and bred rapper Not3s put all his time and effort into developing his career, rising from online obscurity to being signed by a major label in a relatively short time. Drawing inspiration not only from his underground grime scene, but also his Nigerian heritage, Nots helped push the sound of Afro-basement across a series of engaging, potent releases. Three albums and multiple releases later, Not3s begins 2023 with a brand new 3-track EP ‘Kiss Don’t Tell’ with lead single ‘Naked’ exemplifying his sonic direction for the year ahead. A captivating, genre-bending release that showcases Not3s’ idiosyncratic songwriting and ear for memorable melodies, Kiss Don’t Tell makes for a refreshing new release from the artist.
Kiss Don’t Tell opens with “Unfair”, a warm, vibrant joint that creates an immersive atmosphere with drifting guitars and soulful percussion underscoring Not3s’ smooth baritone. The lead single ‘Naked’ follows next, mixed & mastered by Patrick “Wave” Carinci, a multi-platinum award winning engineer breaking into the UK market from Italy, who grasps everything Not3s is about whilst adding his prominent signature sound to the song. Not3s’ character-rich style and flow comes to the fore in ‘Naked’, as he aims to share Valentine’s love to the soul and ears of those who may be in need of a special someone this month. Next, Not3s delivers an electrifying cut in ‘Trip To Paris’, a love medley that showcases his vocal dexterity, and lends itself to the genres previously aforementioned whilst also venturing into a new branch of sonics.
Kiss Don’t Tell is the latest from fast-rising London artist Not3s, and it blends influences from Not3s’ which presents a unique combination of basement pop and music from his Nigerian background to create a modernised and highly rhythmic and vibrant exploration of music.