Tkay Maidza Debuts video for “WUACV”

Tkay Maidza Debuts video for "WUACV"
Tkay Maidza Debuts video for "WUACV"

Tkay Maidza has shared a video for single “WUACV”, today. At her wit’s end with the people around her, the Zimbabwean-born, Australian-raised, Los Angeles-based artist spits in her signature razor-sharp cadence, “Woke up and chose violence.” She says, “I wanted to write a song where I could express my bubbling anger toward people who had manipulated me during the last phase of my life.” The single from her upcoming new album, Sweet Justice, ‘WUACV’ is accompanied by a glossy monochrome official video directed by Bel Downie. Sweet Justice follows the 3-year-long, 24 song-strong genre-bending Last Year Was Weird trilogy exploring Maidza’s own African-Australian experience.

The first female rapper signed to 4AD will release her second album, Sweet Justice, on November 3rd. The follow-up to her 2016 self-titled debut includes the singles ‘Ring-A-Ling’ and ‘Silent Assassin’ (produced by Flume) as well collaborations with Lolo Zouaï, Amber Mark, Duckwrth, Stint and Kaytranada. The result of a dark night of the soul—and ensuing epiphany—that led to a series of professional and personal reckonings, Sweet Justice isn’t a revenge album, but it does stem from a profound sense of karma. In a traditional sense, it’s a breakup record: about Tkay splitting off from her self-doubt and warped sense of self; the toxic figures that populated the last chapter of her life; and the idea that she should stick to

Tkay Maidza
Sweet Justice

1. Love and Other Drugs
3. Out of Luck (ft. Lolo Zouaï & Amber Mark)
4. What Ya Know
5. Won One
6. Love Again
8. Ghost!
9. Ring-a-Ling
10. Free Throws
11. Silent Assassin
12. Our Way
13. Gone to the West (ft. Duckwrth)
14. Walking On Air

Tkay Maidza 2023 Tour Dates:

8 September – BERKELEY, CA, USA, The Greek Theatre (w/ Flume)
2 November – NEW YORK, NY, USA, Racket
6 November – OAKLAND, CA, USA, The New Parish
7 November – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Roxy
10 November – PARIS, FRANCE, Café de la Danse (Pitchfork Festival)
11 November – BERLIN, GERMANY, Prachtwerk TICKETS
13 November – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, Paradiso (Upstairs)
14 November – LONDON, UK, Scala O2

Order Sweet Justice by Tkay Maidza HERE


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