Kid Ink Returns With New Song 'Tell Somebody,' Calls It the 'Rebirth of the Kid Ink Sound'
Kid Ink has never been one to be boxed in when it comes to his wide-ranging abilities as an artist. After not releasing a project last year, the 31-year-old is expected to return with a solo effort at some point in the middle of 2018. The Los Angeles native returns to heat up the new year with the Dez Wright-produced "Tell Somebody."
The "Show Me" rapper/producer has another potential hit on his hands, as Ink caresses the high-hat-laden record with three fresh verses and an introspective hook. Speaking exclusively to Billboard about his latest offering, Kid Ink believes he's getting back to himself as a musician.
"This record feels like the rebirth of the Kid Ink sound to me," he explains. "The same way I felt as a producer, just having fun making music with no pressure of fitting any vibe or a specific sound. I have always had the melodies and energy -- I just feel like they will be accepted more in today’s climate, which is really exciting for me."
Kid Ink continued to expand on his willingness to stray away from a typical sounding record. "With the streaming game altering the dynamics of everything I feel like now is the time for me to break from the “traditional radio sound” expected from me," he offers, "and just have fun again releasing whatever I want and let the fans decide if it’s a hit or not."
The artist also joined Billboard Radio China last month for an in-depth conversation about redefining independence and much more. Listen to the interview here and make sure to "Tell Somebody" about the new track below.