169’s debut solo track ‘Gone’ saw him tipped by both critics and fans. He then made an even bigger statement by dropping ‘Got You’ which features his friend and regular collaborator Dave. 169 produced Dave’s breakthrough EP ‘Six Paths’ which included ‘Wanna Know’ – a track that was famously remixed by Drake and subsequently shot to 53 million streams at Spotify. ‘
Both ‘Got You’ and ‘Gone’ feature on 169’s debut EP ‘Seasons’ which is out now. It’s a collection that demonstrates 169’s ability to create a distinctive sound from a wide range of influences, and heralds him as a home-grown contemporary R&B star who can compete with the likes of BrysonTiller and PartyNextDoor.
“This EP shows that I’m diverse,” he states. “I’m here to stay and this is my sound. You’re getting a few different influences, and whatever I do is next is going to be even better.”