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Music / March 19, 2021

Belfast’s Tanaka X drops dark cut ‘Let You Know’

Music / March 19, 2021

Belfast’s Tanaka X drops dark cut ‘Let You Know’

After a hiatus Tanaka returns with a chart-ready hit.

Belfast isn’t exactly known for producing forward-facing RnB talent, but Tanaka X is here to change that.

The DIY upstart has produced and composed his own music for a number of years and recently took a step back to hone his craft further to prepare for the perfect launch point, which arrived today.

Let Me Know’ sees the singer confront past experiences in an attempt to reconcile a failed relationship and move on from the pain.

Drawing together a number of influences ranging from the early brooding RnB of The Weeknd to modern Afro Beat percussion, it’s resulted in his most complete work to date.

On the creative process, Tanaka commented “Creating this track was one of those spontaneous moments where it happened so quickly it felt like the song wrote itself. From the second I heard the sample that’s prominent throughout the track I was instantly inspired and the rest was history.” 

Listen to ‘Let You Know’ below:

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