Newcomer SPIDER has arrived with a debut mixtape ‘C.O.A’.
The ‘Coming Of Age’ themed project features her new single ‘U GET HIGH / I GET NOTHING’, alongside previous viral tracks ‘Water Sign’ and ‘I’M FINE! I’M GOOD! I’M PERFECT!’.
“Activities like drinking and partying are tagged as ‘coming of age’ when white kids do it but demonized when kids of colour do it,” explains SPIDER. “We deserve the right to experience our youth and find ourselves. ‘C.O.A’ is what that felt like for me, and my hope is that other people of colour will listen to it, hear a situation they’ve been through, and maybe it’ll become their own coming of age moment.”
Raised in a Nigerian-Catholic household in the Dublin suburb of Tallaght, a young SPIDER was banned from going to gigs, expected to fit into the gender roles or social expectations of a first-generation immigrant family. Instead, she started running stan accounts online for pop bands, witnessing the possibilities while experiencing digital fan culture first-hand.
Moving to London aged 18 to forge a path in music, her debut mixtape marks her out as a definite one to watch. You can check it out below.