‘To The Night’ comes with the announcement of Ashwarya’s debut EP ‘Nocturnal Hours’, set for release on June 10.
The song is backed with haunting production from Jarrad Rogers and Lucian Blomkamp, with Ashwarya repeating “I’m gonna step into the light/I’m gonna step into the night” throughout the song’s hook, before Mensa raps his way through the third verse.
Listen to ‘To The Night’ below.
“‘To The Night’ goes through the motions of taking charge of the present and owning your truth,” Ashwarya explained of the song in a press statement.
“It’s about triumphing over personal or external obstacles that may hold you back. It’s a constant battle, but I hope people can see themselves as the main character in this song, coming through in total command.”
Ashwarya emerged on to the scene last year with ‘Psycho Hole’, being the first artist signed to Australian producer Jarrad Rogers’ label NOiZE.
Following that, she continued releasing a steady string of singles throughout 2020, including ‘Biryani’ and ‘COMIN@ME’.
Ashwarya, who at the top of 2021 was named as a member of The NME 100, will take on new Melbourne concert series April Sun later this month. She’ll be performing at the St. Kilda Triangle on Thursday April 29, alongside Cosmo’s Midnight and Eves Karydas.
‘To The Night’ also marks the first musical output from Vic Mensa since he released his ‘I Tape’ EP in late March.
In a review of the EP, NME wrote, “It’s a statement record that fuels action and turns the volume back up on the Black Lives Matter chants that dominated social commentary last year.
“For some, the fight for equality might have been a hashtag – but not for Mensa; he’s still swinging.”