Breakthrough artist, KSI has released his new single, “Voices” featuring genre-bending artist, Oliver Tree. The track perfectly blends KSI’s silky vocals and effortless flow with Tree’s definitive rockstar qualities to create a pop rock soul-searching smash destined for commercial success. Listen to the song now below.
The accompanying music video for “Voices” is directed by Oliver Tree and set in a busy restaurant. KSI is seen on a date with his girlfriend whose attempt at sharing a piece of spaghetti goes horribly wrong, causing an argument ending in a breakup. While KSI lays in bed alone, Tree matches with KSI’s ex-girlfriend online, and they go on the exact same date, which ends in a similar way, leaving both Tree and KSI both visibly upset and heartbroken. Later, their ex is on a date at the same restaurant with YouTube creative Chunkz. KSI is sat across the room with another girl whilst Oliver impersonates a waiter, both now looking over at their ex-girlfriend. Oliver trips and drops a towering pile of plates with the video ending in complete disarray.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, KSI says, “Voices is a song I worked on during my weird phase mentally. This is a big song for me because it marked a big chapter in my life. After my breakup, I thought I was fine, but I had these voices in my head telling me I wasn’t as happy as I thought I was.”
Oliver Tree adds, “The song is about the pain we experience in the aftermath of a breakup. Lying to ourselves as we try to replace the void with a fling or waking up in your cold empty bed alone. That person can haunt our head for months, even years after. Wondering if we will ever escape the memories of the person, we once loved who’s now a stranger.”
“Voices” follows KSI’s previously released singles “Not Over Yet” featuring Ivor-Novello nominated Tom Grennan, an instant #1 on the UK Big Top 40 and “Summer Is Over” as KSI gears up to release his third album on Atlantic Records. Co-written with Conor Blake Manning, Sara Boe, Mustafa Omer, and James Murray and co-produced by Mojam and Digital Farm Animals (whose combined credits include the likes of Sam Smith, Mabel and Dua Lipa) the song is a double entendre for KSI’s mental health and his turbulent breakup with his ex-girlfriend.