The chilled, lo-fi pop jam has undertones of R&B and electronic, driven by hip-hop beats. With an infectious chorus and dreamy synths, the rich huskiness of Mokita’s mellifluous voice delivers stirring lyrics on this magnetic new release.
Speaking about the collaboration, Kina says: “I discovered Mokita thanks to Spotify shuffle – I remember when ‘Colorblind’ started playing; I was shocked and kept this song on loop for a long time, so I needed to make a song with him…and now here’s ‘I’m Not Going Back.’ We worked remotely because of the COVID situation (and because I’m in Lisbon and he’s from the US), but the song was born in an incredibly difficult but inspirational period that I was living in. I’m so happy with the final result simply because it completely represents my mood during that period of time.”
Italian producer Kina has gathered a global listenership since his debut in 2017, racking up over 5 billion streams. His breakthrough 2018 single ‘Get You To The Moon’ [feat. Snøw] garnered a platinum plaque from the RIAA and appeared in an episode of On My Block. In April 2020, the 21-year-old producer released his debut EP ‘Things I Wanted To Tell You’, featuring the likes of Au/Ra, Pink Sweat$, and Adrianna Proenza. Kina is set for big things with the new release ‘I’m Not Going Back’.