Tyla Shows Why She Is Hotly Tipped on ‘To Last’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

22 Nov 2022

Gearing up for a major moment, Africa’s hotly-tipped pop newcomer Tyla has returned with a brand-new single entitled ‘To Last’, via FAX Records/Epic Records. It notably marks her first release since 2021.

The track layers a head-nodding bass line above an Amapiano-style groove. She leans into this soundscape with confessional lyrics such as “You never gave us a chance, it’s like you never wanted us to last.” Taking a left turn, the momentum spirals into a dancefloor-ready bounce uplifted by her vocal echoes.

Tyla initially broke through with the 2020 smash ‘Getting Late’ [feat. Kooldrink]. Beyond generating over 5 million streams and counting, it inspired widespread praise from Paper, i-D, CLASH and earning Annie Mac’s Tune of The Week on BBC Radio 1, as well as playlist addition on BBC Radio 1Xtra and KISS Fresh. Last year, Tyla made waves with ‘Overdue’ [feat. DJ Lag & Kooldrink]. In addition to drawing over a million streams, it soundtracked the
Season 2 trailer for NETFLIX’s Blood and Water.

Tyla is ready “To Last” in 2022.