In the ever-evolving landscape of music, artists often find inspiration in unexpected places, and for Danish/Tamil artist Akarti, his new single, ‘Addicted,’ is a testament to this creative journey. With an enticing flow, catchy hook, and an infusion of UK Drill elements, ‘Addicted’ is poised to make waves in the music scene.
Taking a page from the playbook of UK Drill, ‘Addicted’ boasts high-energy tops and hard-hitting 808s that have become a hallmark of contemporary popular music. What makes this track truly stand out is its clever incorporation of a melodic sample from P. Diddy’s classic ‘I Need A Girl (Part 2).’ This blend of old-school nostalgia and modern drill drums creates a unique sonic experience that sets ‘Addicted’ apart.
Akarti shared his creative process, explaining how the song came to life: “Basically, I was at home browsing through beats, and I couldn’t really find anything that I was vibing to. I had already booked studio time, so I had to go up there with nothing prepared. Then we started browsing through some beats, and we found that one beat that had the vibe to it. We wanted to have some fun with it, so that’s why the song ended up being an ‘I’m feeling myself’ type of song, and that’s how the infamous line in the song was created, ‘I’m a bit of a dick, that’s why she’s addicted.'”
Interestingly, listeners have drawn parallels between ‘Addicted’ and the track ‘Doja’ by Central Cee, further highlighting Akarti’s knack for tapping into the pulse of modern music trends.
Akariti’s musical journey began back in 2014 when he started jotting down his thoughts, which eventually evolved into crafting rhymes that resonated with his inner emotions. His music career truly ignited in 2020 during the lockdown, leading to his first release, followed by a flurry of singles in the subsequent years.
With high-energy performances, inventive lyricism, and a beat that could easily find its place in the top 50 charts, Akarti is leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. As Danish drill music continues to gain momentum and follow in the footsteps of the UK scene, Akarti is undeniably an artist to watch closely.