Making his way through the ranks of supremely talented young musicians on the brink of full-on superstardom, we have to talk about one of our favourite new artists, the awesomely-monikered Intensi-T (get it?), a fresh-faced new rapper and beatboxer set to take UK music by storm.
Intensi-T – aka Tom Povey, but let’s face it, you could have Intensi-T on your passport, you’d have it – is a 21 year old up-and-comer who won himself big supporting slots on Ed Sheeran’s latest tour and has worked and performed with the likes of Jessie J, Chase and Status, Nicola Roberts (from Girls Aloud) and Rizzle Kicks, securing his spot as one to watch.
We’ve heard his buzz tune ‘My Drums’ and it’s a cracking, spirited track with vocals reminiscent of Conor Maynard with the lyrical edge and skill of Rizzle Kicks, resulting in a cool hip-hop flavoured, bright song that’s a delight to listen to. Seriously, listen to it once and you’ll be imagining yourself running down the beach with your mates in the summer sun. That’s an MP! promise.
Older track ‘All From The Mouth’ is an instrumental masterclass in beatboxing and manages to make a vocal-less song as addictive as a 2-for-1 offer on shots on a night out.
Intensi-T is full of talent and in a world where musicians and singers get discarded within a matter of months, we like that Intensi-T is a one-man singer-songwriter-producer-and-backing-band, something that doesn’t becoming grating even with repeat performances. We can see him going far.