Italian producer Kina has combined forces with Mokita to gracing our speakers with their latest late-night lo-fi pop track ‘I’m Not Going Back’.
Atmospheric effects and stunning harmonies give the track a light an airy soundscape but coupled with and gentle and calming downtempo beat, humbling vocal tone and raw, emotional lyrics, the song has a grounding and sobering affect. Shining synths add an optimistic and sunny edge to the track to project an air of positivity despite trialling times.
Mokita discussed the track: “‘I’m Not Going Back’ was one of those songs that I wrote really quickly, it happened in like 15 minutes. I wrote it about battling addictions and just how much easier it is to feed your addictions than it is to work at a relationship. I’ve been sober for almost 2 years now, and I remember the morning that I finally woke up and knew I was done... I kept repeating the title in my head, ‘I’m not going back.’ I think that can apply to so many things that are unhealthy for us. We kinda have to preach to ourselves against our demons and addictions, and remind ourselves why we stepped away. I have been a fan of Kina’s for a while so when he reached out about this song it was a no brainer. Super excited for everyone to hear it and grateful he wanted to work together on this one.”
Since 2017, Naples-born Italian producer artist, Kina, has quietly emerged as a bona fide phenomenon with over 5 billion streams, Platinum certifications, acclaim from Refinery29 and Idolator, and an average of 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify. While Mokita dropped his debut EP back in 2019, a string of singles, remixes, stripped-down releases, and collaborations had already netted the independent artist hundreds of millions of streams in the preceding years, leading to collaborations with artists like R3HAB, Lost Frequencies, and most recently, Ella Vos.
The entangled musical craftsmanship of both artists has given us a delicate and relatable track leaving us wanting more!