A talent for making catchy tunes without compromising on his identity has already set Tottenham’s Gbnga apart, he’ll hit an Atlanta trap beat and rep North London. He’ll ride a smooth Cali hip hop instrumental and drop bars about H&M. Gbnga has proven himself confident and witty with a slick, straight to the point narrative style and deadpan delivery.
His newest offering, ‘Sleep’, further showcases his versatility, a tight garage joint that builds on the buzz he’s been making. Driving drums contrast with an ethereal, nostalgic vocal chop and lyrics steeped in anxiety ‘Do you think of me when you go to sleep/I got p on my mind/Restless I can’t get no sleep’. The track deftly balances the warm feeling of golden hour, a few bevs deep heading to a motive, with the vulnerability of lying between sleep and waking, wondering if the person who you dream of, dreams of you too.
Whether you bang it at the start of the night or the end of it, ‘Sleep’ earns its spot on your playlist.