There is less than a month separating us from the May 15th release of KOTA The Friend’s FOTO, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Anything. As we move towards the anticipated liberation of the full-length, KOTA drops off a smooth preview of what is slated to be his most personal collection of music to date.
“Birdie” is a light-hearted and touching tribute to the presence of the authentic love shared between KOTA and his partner. Contained within his slick delivery and a flow that’s smooth as a hot knife through warm butter, listeners experience an essence of romance showcased via the Brooklyn-based emcee’s clever prose. “Birdie” sees KOTA reflecting on time spent with his beloved, offering gratitude for the growth they have experienced while together. As the track rolls on, it becomes evident he is ready and excited to continue growing together in love.
The barely there production provides KOTA with a simple home for the laid back, comfortable delivery present throughout the record. Prominent in its simplicity, the instrumentation consists of light keys and gentle percussion – never overpowering or overbearing, but serving its purpose from start to finish.
KOTA’s latest comes with an accompanying visual that dances in synchronicity with the fluid presence of simplicity. Capturing the warm, sunny vibes of the track, viewers see KOTA and his muse sitting back to back as he recites his poetic lyrics. The couple share soft smiles and the type of giggles that only arise from two people basking in the glow of shared love. While KOTA delivers the prose, his love accentuates the bars with her on-point mannerisms, helping to further highlight the togetherness of the two lovers.
The full version of “Birdie” is available now on all major streaming platforms.
Enjoy the visual below.