tmdistant and vi0let link up for ‘nothing new’, drop uber cool music video

"I wrote from the perspective of a man in a relationship, fed up of the situation he is in with a beautiful woman."

01.09.21, Words by: Maisie Goulsbra

tmdistant and vi0let have linked up in an uber cool music video to showcase their brand new collaborative single ‘nothing new’, a hauntingly beautiful R&B track with borrowed elements from trap and drill. German-Irish pop/R&B singer vi0let complements tmdistant’s vocals perfectly, the two coalescing together for a dark and intense track produced by Abare about toxicity.

Hailing from Essex, 19-year-old tmdistant made his debut with dark afro trap-infused banger ‘In the Dark’, but he’s also been busy on his joint project Tm & Remy and their debut EP ‘Under the Bus’. He describes his own sound as a combination of anti-pop and cloud rap with elements of indie and electronic music. 

Meanwhile Brighton-based vi0let (who lived in Ireland until she was 10 before moving to Germany, and finally settling in the UK as an adult) has steadily been releasing tracks and building her repertoire as an artist who can embody both vulnerability and strength with her empowering music.

tmdistant explains, “This song is about two individuals who are constantly toxic towards each other, they know that they aren’t good together but they are both stubborn. I wrote from the perspective of a man in a relationship, fed up of the situation he is in with a beautiful woman. In this day and age toxicity has become normalised and it shouldn’t be, so I showed an example of this in the song.”

Complete with a Sorin D-directed music video, the visual uses the neon lights of Chinatown as the backdrop while adding in motion blur to imply a lack of control and a state of panic.

‘nothing new’ is out via Nü Inc. Sound via DMY.

Listen on your preferred streaming service here or watch the video below.

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