ALBUM REVIEW: Tkay Maidza – Sweet Justice | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 03.11.23







For those in the know, Tkay Maidza has long been a bankable option for music high in both quality and octane: her Swiss Army sucker-punches bely a wicked heart, one cadenced between lycergic funk and sugary sass but always motorised at pulse.

I could get emotional over the bass permitted in Sweet Justice, a Goldilocks pop playlist absolving a year of peers neutered for TikTok or drowned by blowout. Veteran-confident and sharp, rallying producers Kaytranada and Flume further serrate her bangers in the redness of each sundown gauze; one shaky, one sour. Described by the artist as a phoenix rise from personal revelations, Sweet Justice bites on account of her sheer verve, like crunching into an apple and finding a viper’s tooth.

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