What’s up with the stomping? I know that’s what my downstairs neighbors are wondering after the steady 7 minutes of foot-on-floor bomp-bomp going on above them. No, I am not reenacting River Dance or entertaining the Stomp performers in my apartment. Yes, I am geeking out on this Australian singer, Tkay Maidza, whose 3.5 minute joyride of a single “Finish Them” has a distinctive M.I.A. vibe cut hard with a Neneh Cherry Buffalo stance. And due to the fact that she’s not yet reached her second decade on the planet–in fact she could just be an OG-Neneh progeny–there’s a naughty innocence to her rhymz and beatz that’s downright adorable in a no-she-didn’t kind of way.
This single starts off as if the coolest high school band in the world has marched into your eardrums, all big bass drums and hand claps. Honestly I have no idea what Tkay’s saying except that she wants to finish them–which I’m all for given the fact that whoever them is would hopefully be dancing all the way to the end.
This is her newest single, following a debut song/video “U-Huh” in which she throws down a few moves that I’m going to try as soon as I post this here joint. Oh, neighbors, so sorry, but I can’t help myself.
Listen to “Finish Them” here:
See her here:
TKAY MAIDZA IN THE US
10/9 — Los Angeles, CA — House of Blues’ Foundation Room
10/18 — Los Angeles. CA – The Echo (Culture Collide Festival)
10/21-25 — New York, NY — CMJ Music Marathon
See “U-Huh” here