Tycho Jones released his new single “Carni,” a tribute to London’s Notting Hill Carnival and the cultures it celebrates. The 19 year old London native wrote the track in light of the event’s cancellation this year, wanting to remind listeners of the city’s beauty and diversity in both its people and music. “Carni” comes a few months after the release of his most popular single, “Don’t Be Afraid.“
“’Carni’ is the one. It shows off everything that is amazing about London! All of London’s diverse multicultural communities coming together for Europe’s biggest street party,” said Jones. “Carnival offers a true reflection of what it is to be a Londoner.”
The track definitely reflects the many realms of London’s music scene, fusing ska with punk and dub with horns. Its laidback, Caribbean ease nods to the influential roots that the Windrush generation has had on the UK music scene, an undeniable contribution that Jones wanted to celebrate. “Carni” is multilayered, much like the community it champions, and is a refreshing take on combining contemporary sounds while preserving historical genre origins.