Enny's 'Under Twenty Five' Is For Every Twenty-Something Trying To Find Their Feet

Enny's 'Under Twenty Five' Is For Every Twenty-Something Trying To Find Their Feet

July 19, 2021

It's been a busy year for Enny, who's kept herself in the spotlight with a continuous string of breakout hits, including the head-turning "He's Not Into You" and the highly-praised "Peng Black Girls". Today she returns with her debut project, Under Twenty Five, giving us a bumper dose of her refreshing and often wry style of storytelling.

Featured on the tracklist are the previously-released "Same Old", "I Want", and the Amia Brave-assisted "Peng Black Girls", but also includes four new originals. One of those is the laid-back groover, "Malibu", featuring London lyricist KinKai. Held by the pulsing bass line, twangy guitar strums and woozy piano melodies, both rappers tell their unique stories of their journey through adulthood but with the vibrant reminder that things will always turn out fine.

Elsewhere, on tracks like closer "Revision (2011)", Under Twenty-Five becomes a time capsule of nostalgia, adopting the format of a recorded voice memo. Accompanied by the loose vocal ad libs from old friends and classmates, Enny takes us all the way back to her school days spent buried under a mountain of revision.

Speaking on the EP, Enny shares: "This project concept was birthed in the most confusing time of my early 20s. I was caught between the sudden ticking of the age clock and feeling unfulfilled in a 9-5.

"The songs reflect not only my journey into quitting my job to do music but also everyone involved in bringing this to life from meeting PAYA who nurtured and produced the tracks to just connecting with some really amazing people at Root73. I hope everyone that listens is able to feel the love and care that's gone into crafting these songs because it's not just mine, it's ours and just the first of many."

Enny has grown to be an important voice in UK music, seamlessly blending dance-inducing beats with bars about the harsh reality of twenty-something-year-olds trying to find their feet. Get into the Under Twenty Five EP below.

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Timo Spurr