“Another prototype example of music. One can easily discover the Respons’ personal signature in this example which atracts your attention from the very first seconds.”

Thursday 3rd December – London UK; Following critically claimed collaboration with Samm Henshaw & Barney Artist, fast rising British soulful rapper/singer RESPONS releases his new single ‘Maisie’ today.

The next single taken from his forthcoming EP; ‘Maisie’ is a delicately downbeat track that continues RESPONS commitment to being real and weaves together the bombastic, melodic style of his influences – from Dominic Fike to Brockhampton – with searing lyrical honesty.

“I wrote the track after chatting to a girl I genuinely met one time called Maisie. She was really troubled, and mentally struggling with stuff. It stuck with me. But for me, the song is just a big up to the women in my life – the women that I know that have gone through similar stuff. The whole message of the song is: You’re one in a million, and you’re gonna be alright”

Making waves in 2020 with his recent collaboration with Samm Henshaw and Barney Artist on critically acclaimed track ‘Hilary’ and debut project, ‘Virtually Everything Means Nothing’; RESPONS boom-bap stylings have turned heads at BBC Radio 1 with Jack Saunders Future Artists support, landed BBC 1Xtra Record Of The Week alongside tastemaker support from the likes of Complex, Wonderland, GRM, Clash, and Colors.

RESPONS new EP is tipped to do big things in early 2021. Hailing not from an inner city, but rather the quiet suburbs of Leighton Buzzard, RESPONS (aka Billy Crabtree) has a vulnerable approach that makes him a captivating rising star, combining the old-school sensitivities of artists like Loyle Carner or Maverick Sabre, with a future-facing commitment to speaking his mind. Whether it’s mental health, empowerment, or introspective musings on family life, RESPONS is straight-talking and not afraid to commit his truth to record and is set to be an essential voice for 2021.


Reviewed by Nagamag on 
December 10, 2020

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