Kota Banks has had quite the year. After signing on with NLV Records in 2017, the Sydney-based artist has unleashed nothing but heat, and that hot streak continues today with her new track Fiorentina.
The track features North London MC Capo Lee, and is another showcase Kota’s powerful and confident vocal range as the lyrics detail her plans to take over – which we can only agree is plausible given the impact she’s had in such a short amount time. Production wise, Fiorentina is host to another refreshing, neo-pop instrumental that we have come to expect given her label mates are Swick, NLV and Strict Face among others.
Speaking on the single, Kota says “Fiorentina is just me flexing and repping my Italian heritage”. “I’d been working with Swick for months on the mixtape, and knowing he loves to play FIFA, I’d been telling him I was going to make a song about it. It actually started as almost a joke for me, but as we worked on it, I realised how much I resonated with it culturally, and how much I needed a song on the project that evoked Italian flavour. This song is probably my favourite on the tape. My nonna gets down to it when she cooks.”
Is Kota Bans Australia’s most exciting pop prospect? We have no reason to doubt it. Listen to Fiorentina below and see what you think.