Kenyan native tg.blk has a distinct vision for her sound. Now based in Maryland, her music strikes an unparalleled balance between breathtaking vocal performances and infectious melodies. Jumping between hip-hop, R&B, and pop, tg.blk subverts expectations to make the music she wants to make. Her new single "Love Being Used" is a perfect example.
"Love Being Used" may only be one-and-a-half minutes, but tg.blk makes quite the statement in its short runtime. The track blends R&B and pop, merging old school sounds to provide a refreshingly modern context. Beyond the captivating sonic choices, the song also features powerful lyrical content. "'Love Being Used' is me being honest about the toxicity and pain I put myself through just to feel loved while being painfully aware of the situation I put myself in. This song is my ode to painful queer young love," shares tg.blk.
It's still very early in tg.blk's career, but "Love Being Used" is a demonstration of her incredible potential. If her growing catalogue is any indication of what's to come, then definitely get familiar with the artist while you can still claim you're early.
Listen to "Love Being Used" below: