London hip-hop singer-songwriter Shakka teamed with grime stud JME on “Say Nada,” a song from Shakka’s upcoming The Lost Boys EP. It’s a synthetic singsong with a fluid sense of rhythm and melody, and it’s all about dreams of hitting it big someday. So think of it as an awkward British “Trap Queen” that manages to be an absolute banger despite the egregious hook “I’m just looking for a freak/ Someone who likes tasty meat” — or maybe a version of Weezer’s neurotic/possessive “No One Else” that happens to reference passing the aux cord and Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar’s “Collard Greens”? Listen below.
The Lost Boys is out 10/16 on RME. Pre-order it here.