British rapper Tia Carys has just dropped another song announcing her upcoming EP EnRoot, set to be released November 27. “Reflects In Mirrors” is an energetic track, that fuses hip-hop and R&B elements.
The song sees the rapper at her most reflective, detailing the complexities that often come with the end of relationships, life events and changes in the midst of one’s teenage years.
A music video was also released for the song, directed by Otis Dominique (who worked with the likes of Jorja Smith and Kojey Radical, among others). It features the artist dancing, surrounded by mirrors and reflects of herself, and links strongly back to the message in the song.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Tia Carys explains that it is plainly about “reflecting in the mirror as I step out of my teenage years”, drummed up poetically in the record.
The artist was born in Hayes, west London, and grew up unable to hear during the first years of her life. She then took up dancing to improve her self-confidence, and earned a scholarship to the Italian Conti Associates School in Ruislip. She switched to singing and rapping, and her breakthrough single “English X Ghana” released last year explores her mixed-race identity, present in her music.
“Reflects In Mirrors” is the second glimpse of the artist’s upcoming EP EnRoot, that is a melange of rap, drill and dembows. The lyrics and sounds of the project speak directly to the challenges young people are facing growing up, such as self-harm, social media, and sexuality.
You can listen to the song right here: