The KTNA, an England based duo consisting of twin sisters Hope and Milliana, have released the single and video for their comeback single, “Can’t Stop It.” It is taken from their forthcoming sophomore EP Resurgence, which marks the return of the duo with a new, lighter sound that is both self-written and self-produced. It is, as they describe, “the start of a new KTNA era”, that aims to take a more upbeat and glass-half-full outlook on life. In “Can’t Stop It,” the sisters utilize serene vocals and a snappy drum beat as they explore the determination on the road to success.
The duo summarizes the theme of the song near the end when they sing, “It’s the inevitable. If I fall on my sword, would it pardon your self doubt? / Dreams have no price to be sold, but I gave all I had in gold.” “It’s our empowerment song. ‘Can’t Stop It’ is our realization record that nothing can stop you, only yourself, keep going” exclaims the duo. The beat rides out firmly in the last minute of the song as the duo harmonizes “You can’t stop it, stop it no. / You just can’t stop it, stop it no.” The song is a staple in The KTNA’s catalogue and a perfect introduction to their passionate musical style.
The aesthetic of the music video nicely compliments the song and its message. The video is chic. The duo dons elegant, shimmering outfits. The sisters elevate the emotional power of the lyrics with their animated emotions and actions. This is exemplified when Hope has a blue beam of light shining on her face as she sarcastically smiles and shakes her head as if to acknowledge how universally relatable the feeling of disappointment is from being disillusioned in a relationship. The scenes and props in the video (chains, three cornered red box, engulfing creature with reaching arms, etc.) entertains the viewer while also allowing personal interpretation and relatability towards the video’s themes. The dark color scheme featuring vibrant and glowing red and blue shades as well as seamless scene transitions creates a truly captivating video.
The KTNA boast a unique, striking sound they call “Cosmic Soul.” It merges the tranquil sound of soul music with emotionally stirring and inspiring lyrics. The duo began their singing career on the CBBC show Clash before catching the attention of TV executives who were quick to cast them in the long running BBC drama, Waterloo Road. They released their debut EP “Life Under Siege” in 2019, and currently have three songs with over 400,000 plays and one with over 1,000,000 on Spotify. The EP received support from the likes of Clash, Notion, The Fader, tmrw Mag, and BBC 1xtra.
With a fresh, new style in “Can’t Stop It” and on the upcoming EP, The KTNA are a force to be reckoned with and look set to turn heads once again this year. Keep up with new releases and all things KTNA by following them on Instagram and Spotify @TheKTNA.