Greentea Peng Explores Self And Spirituality On Meditative Debut 'Man Made'

Greentea Peng Explores Self And Spirituality On Meditative Debut 'Man Made'

June 07, 2021

Set against the backdrop of a strange 2020, London crooner Greentea Peng has released her 18-track explorative album titled Man Made. After months of dropping breadcrumb teasers of bouncy singles like "Free My People", "Dingaling", "Kali V2" and "Nah It Ain't The Same" along with trippy visuals, the full experience is finally here.

Fans will be pleased to hear more of her unique penmanship and ability to deliver potent messages all while maintaining elements of her free spirit over woozy dub and ragga-inspired soundscapes. "This is for the collective and not the culture," she chants in her irresistible, honeyed vocals on opening track "Make Noise", a brazen yet welcoming call into her world.

GTP's well of influences runs deep as she pushes new sounds and textures; with every track there's a different message delivered in her freeform melodies. Elements of hip-hop, jazz, neo-soul and trip-hop can be spotted across the album, particularly in tracks like "Mataji Freestyle" and "Earnest", and on "Party Hard Interlude" we get a psychedelic interpretation of Donae'o's UK funky classic.

Clocking in at just over 60 minutes, each track plays on the underlying theme of liberating the collective as she exposes the illusions of society through her own boundary-breaking expressions and emotionally-charged lyricism. With help from long-time collaborator Earbuds alongside contributions from other UK producers (Swindle, SAMO & KIKO and Mala), this album is an offering that will stand the test of time as she attempts to catapult her underground sound to the masses.

The Man Made album release is celebrated with a now sold out 2022 UK tour with her band, Seng Seng Family. Taking off in Easter 2022 her sound will grace major cities like Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, London and more. Sink into Greentea Peng's meditative world of inner reflections and hazy vibes below:

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Stefy Pocket