Australia-via-Zimbabwe rapper Tkay Maidza has been on her musical ascent since the release of 2014’s Switch Tape mixtape, and her more recent 2015 collaboration with Brooklyn producer Baauer on “Ghost.” Now Maidza is back with the lead single from her debut album Tkay, due out Oct. 28. “Carry On,” which features a verse from Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike, is a monumental synthpop anthem heavily influenced by M.I.A. and AlunaGeorge.
“The song is about people trying to stop my stride, but I guess what I’m trying to say is I have bigger issues that only matter to me as a youngin’ at this point in my career and Killer Mike is reinforcing that,” Maidza told Pigeons & Planes.
Listen to the track below.