18 year-old emerging artisttmdistant embraces his new life on stunning new single “mix it up”
Based just outside of East London in Laindon, Essex, 18 year-old singer, rapper and songwriter tmdistant has been quietly developing his unique combination of catchy pop melodies and subtle trap elements. His previous releases such as “nothing new”, “break” and “so bipolar” garnered attention from notable publications like EARMILK, DUMMY, as well as editorial support on Spotify (Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Pop) and BBC Music Introducing.
On his latest offering “mix it up” he links up again with upstate New York-based producer and songwriter Abare to create another vibrant track which effortlessly blends hyperpop, indie and electronic music with sprinkles of alt-rap. Lyrically, the song details his rise from nothing to something in the space of a year after gaining traction with his previous releases. Now, tmdistant seems to be the centre of attention wherever he goes. If there’s a party somewhere, he’s the first person to be invited, whereas in the past he was an afterthought.
“I wrote this song after attending a few parties after covid restrictions being eased and people starting to enjoy going out again. This motive I went to was full of people from my childhood (high school days)— as I entered the party, it felt like everyone saw a ghost. People were greeting me like I was a celebrity— it was a surreal feeling. I felt like a superstar. These were the same people that used to laugh at me when I first started making music funny enough. Thus why on the intro I said “they never understood the plan, they just pouring a cup”. Wherever I go these days, people know me— my presence always shakes things up. That’s what made me write this song the way I did. The rest can be interpreted however the listener thinks and feels” — tmdistant.