Sydney hip hop artist The Tongue has released one hell of a new single, You Got Me. Featuring a gorgeously melodic alley oop from Mataya (a name you may already recognise from Hermitude track The Buzz.) You might want to keep the gauze close to hand, this one burns.
The track kicks off with fresh synths and a heady dance-floor beat. The verse hits, the hi-hats working overtime, and The Tongue glides way under the radar with his swift and understated flow that steadily builds in intensity. It’s frantic and dense; you can really get lost among the lyrics. Props for the superb name drop to Australian NBA star Patty Mills as well. The vocals from Mataya are sublime as well, weaving perfectly with The Tongue’s rapid-fire flow. From start to finish, You Got Me is a silky smooth blend of hip hop and electronic, a mix that we’re seeing more and more of both locally and internationally, and we love it.
A stalwart of Australian hip hop for years now, including cutting his teeth within the battle scene, The Tongue has collaborated and performed with Thundamentals, Bag Raiders, Illy and more. The Tongue is an incredibly apt name considering his undoubted wordsmithery (in his spare time he even curates his own spoken word event ‘Speech Therapy’) and the song plants the focus squarely on his articulate delivery.
You Got Me is the first taste of what’s to come from The Tongue’s upcoming album, we’re looking forward to it immensely.
You Got Me is out today via Elefant Traks/Inertia