Kiwi icon Scribe has released a new song for the first time in over a decade.
‘Non Attachment’ has been a long time coming from the New Zealand hip-hop artist. In the song, Scribe shares his powerful voice and influential lyrics honestly addressing his past struggles and how he has grown both as a person and a musician.
Scribe teamed up with local Ōtautahi producer Infectiouss on the track to reflect on everything from his upbringing in the Christchurch suburb of Aranui to those later life troubles with addiction that followed his fame.
However, by reconnecting with his Samoan culture and creating new music, he’s well on his way to starting a new chapter for himself, and what better way to kick it off than with this powerful tune?
"Non-Attachment to me is basically not attaching to other people's problems or criticism,” says Scribe.
“I used to get so twisted over what other people thought or said but I think with age I’ve realised I don’t have the time, least of all the energy to attach to anyone’s b.s except my own.”
I hope this song will empower the listener to do the same,” he concluded.
In the video for the track Scribe made the bold choice to include snippets from news articles and a warrant for his arrest earlier in his career.
It's a very different vibe toward the end of the video where we see Scribe performing for thousands of fans at festivals and winning awards throughout his career in the music industry.
This track will be part of the forthcoming album titled Scribe Is Dead, which he describes as part two of his ‘Crusader’ series that will be released in 2023.