South East London’s Enny signs to Jorja Smith’s label, releases empowering ‘Peng Black Girls’ ft Amia Brave
Emerging South East London rapper and singer Enny has released an empowering new single ‘Peng Black Girls’ with Amia Brave that celebrates the individuality of black women all over the world. Growing up in a society where beauty is celebrated based on the colour of your skin, this song rebels against the social norms that this emerging star has grappled with her entire life. During a time where racial divisions are especially present in society with the Black Lives Matter movements dominating 2020, this song is especially pertinent and offers a sense of unity through music.
As jazz-infused guitars and beats bring forward slick and smooth sounds, Enny begins to dominate with bars that are energetic and immersive, giving the song attitude and passion. As her strong lyricism brings us closer to the theme of the song, we listen as heralds the unmistakable beauty of black women everywhere, fighting society’s predispositions that favour lighter skin tones. Embedded in the single are bouncy jazz keys, slow bass, and percussive elements with the addition of Amia Brave’s vocals that add dimension to the song.
Speaking on the track Enny said, “PBG was written from a place of my subconscious. Looking at my family, friends or even random women and just thinking wow, society and your own culture will tell you you’re not beautiful because your skin is a certain shade, or your features don’t look a certain way. Now looking back at it, PBG was the beginning of me not caring and just being happy as I am…a complicated British Nigerian girl from southeast London with some very African features.”
Coming out of the woodwork of the London music scene earlier this year Enny was swiftly picked up by Jorja Smith’s label FAMM, and it’s been all systems go since. Releasing her debut single ‘He’s Not Into You’ in April, ‘Peng Black Girls’ marks the third release from the rising star who is already making an impression in the music scene globally. Showcasing immense talent in her latest song, Enny is definitely one to watch in 2020 and beyond. With storytelling beyond her years exploring issues the world needs to hear more of, this up and comer is making moves in the music scene with her effortlessly smooth sound. As she navigates a turbulent time in history, we can’t wait for more sonic wisdom to come.
Words by CLAUDIA FALLON
Image: Timothy Spurr (@timoespurio)