Spring Silver – the solo project of DC multi-instrumentalist K Nkanza, who describes their music as “queer metal,” “post-emo,” and “they/themcore” – has released a new single titled ‘Plead Insanity’, featuring Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) and Bartees Strange, along with a cover of Oneohtrix Point Never’s ‘Long Road Home’. Listen to both tracks below.
“About the Tune: Like so many people (especially right now), a big part of my life is just managing my mental state,” Nkanza explained in a statement. “It’s never been especially easy, but I think it was the hardest when I was a teenager. I was very much burdened by fear of being labeled “insane”, “crazy”. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how bizarre people, culture, life in general is. Spring Silver is an expression of those feelings by revealing the edges and quirks within myself. This song brings that view to romantic love, exploring the ways it is practiced, as culturally accepted. I was lucky enough to have two artists I admire immensely provide vocals for the track. Their voices each have a lot of character AND they have the singing chops. That combination is the dream for any singer. I don’t think I told Sadie or Bartees they were harmonizing together on the song until after they each sent in their vocal tracks, haha! I wanted to surprise them.”
Last year, Spring Silver released their debut album The Natural World.