It’s not easy to talk to your mates when things are tough, that’s why Coventry-based rapper Kanda has teamed up with CALM for the release of his new track, IHGYN (I Have Got You Now), to let you know that you’re never alone. We chatted to Kanda to hear more about the message behind the song.
At just 17, Kanda’s already been championed by 1Xtra and played the MOBO awards – not one to shy away from big topics, his single Never The Same highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement, while Toxicity reflected on a toxic relationship. IHGYN is no different, Kanda explains:
“This song was created with the intent of metaphorically holding the hands of those struggling. I’ve encountered many people where their struggles were getting the better of them. The song enables people to relate, but might also encourage those struggling to speak out and turn to their loved ones for support.”
I Have Got You Now is a fusion of Kanda’s Indian heritage, Afro music influences and a drive to use music as a force for change. Bringing to light young people’s mental health, the brilliant track is a reminder to check in on your mates and is out today. Check out our chat with Kanda to hear more.