South East London singer-songwriter Greentea Peng has released her explorative, self-aware “London city blues” track “Downers”.
Greentea Peng (aka 24-year-old Aria) is brought down to earth as the haze clears and she realises a lack of true gratification found in hedonistic habits. Alongside a North African inspired guitar line and hissy hi-hat beat, Greentea's smoky vocals reveal her sense of emptiness and alienation perpetuated through “Wasting time / getting high / to get by”.
She describes the track as a “disillusioned confession to self, my London city blues. A tune for us hedonistic youths searching to feel nothing but who actually feel everything. Instead of getting u to sleep I’m tryna wake ya up.”
With an exquisitely soulful voice and upfront authenticity that's purely magnetic, the release of “Downers” follows Greentea's COLORS performance last month.