‘4 Siblings’ is the impressive new single from North London rap artist Natty Wylah, following his breakthrough releases ‘WHOAMI’ and ‘Feel U’.
The heartfelt track showcases Natty’s thoughtful lyricism as he pens an open letter of comfort to his family and comes to terms with the siblings he never got the chance to meet. Though underpinned with themes of loss and identity, Natty’s impassioned lyrics and hip-hop tones carry a message of contentment.
Speaking on ‘4 Siblings’ Natty said: “4 Siblings is a homage, and a letter of reassurance to family. It’s for siblings where the conditions weren’t ready for them to come into this world. It’s for siblings that are not blood related, but are connected through the electromagnetic forces of spirit. It’s a song that moves on. It encompasses a blueness but also an acceptance, and finally a message of gratitude, love and comfort in that no matter what happens, it’s alright.”
Known for his deeply personal approach to rap which often tackles social issues, Natty’s work has caught the attention of Radio 1’s Toddla T who included him in the latest release of Freshman Cypher 2019, a selection of his artist tips for 2020. Support also includes Huw Stephens, Don Letts, Phil Taggart, Jess Iszatt, Rinse FM’s Jyoty and Soho Radio’s Kish Kash amongst others, while Natty’s live performances see him collaborate with members of London five-piece ‘Sunken’ who he’s been performing and recording with – recently appearing at Camden Assembly’s Spotlight Series.
His artistry also extends to art and design, with Natty creating the artwork for each of his releases and will be directing a supporting video for ‘4 Siblings’. Favouring a mixed media style that mirrors his rawness as an artist, Natty is immensely inspired by his mother who was an abstract painter.
With a full length release on the way as well as a new monthly podcast for Mixcloud named ‘babbLe on…’, Natty’s releases continue to provide a source of reflection and prove he’s an artist to look out for in 2020.