The debut single from London newcomer Kasai is about not putting up with shit from boys. A lick of bass guitar opens the track, like all those brooding bangers you swing your ponytail to while strutting down the street with your earphones in -- see: Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer, or Selena Gomez’ Bad Liar of the same bassline. Then the chorus slams in -- a heavy R&B hook with large side of sass. “Pretty boys”, Kasai warns, “stop playing my girls. Listen, listen, listen, listen.” Joey Bada$$ pops in for a verse to voice the guys perspective, but really, it’s Kasai’s point that sticks: do not mug off our mates.
Co-written by John Calvert whose recent work included producing 3 tracks for NAO’s debut album, 9 tracks for Bonzai’s critically acclaimed ‘Sleep Hungry’ EP, Ghostpoet’s Mercury-nominated third album ‘Shedding Skin’.
The video was set in LA features Kasai lounging in a vintage white Mercedes complete with fuzzy dice. She hangs out with bunch of pretty boys, giving them a stern word on how not to go about your love life.