19-year-old UK rapper Nayana IZ just unveiled the Ethan & Tom-directed video for her new single “TNT” taken from her upcoming debut EP, Smoke & Fly. The album drops via Different Recordings on June 26th and follows her April 2020 double A-side, and debut single, “how we do.”

Commenting on the tune, Nayana IZ shares, “‘TNT’ is about those people in disguise, undercover friends and acquaintances. ‘TNT’ is my message that I see through it all – like an x-ray. It’s named ‘TNT’ because I’m about to go off and confront it all; I’m done playing games and hiding. I live by straight honesty and loyalty now it’s time to surround myself with people alike. The cover is a photo of my grandmother singing and thang-ta dancing when she was my age. At this time in her own life she had a lot of dark things happening in her life which she had just escaped. She still held her soul and this photo is the epitome of pureness to me – a place where I hope to be one day.”

Artwork for “TNT” by Nayana Iz

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