TUNE TAYS - STAR
With his tongue-in-cheek wordplay and infinitely quotable lyrics, combined with an instantly recognisable Mancunian accent, STAR is 17-year-old Tays’ breakout track.
Acoustic guitar adds bounce to a simplistic instrumental, whilst rims and claps bring in a different energy to the traditional snare. The inclusion of an Indian percussion loop brings a fullness to the track whilst maintaining that simplicity. Use of an 808 brings a ‘radio ready’ feel to the track.
Written as a vision of his future, the track is Tay’s mission statement to take his family beyond the Moston estates in which he grew up. The captivating video showcases that journey, from a daydreaming school pupil (played by Tays’ younger brother) to spitting bars on a multi-million-pound superyacht.
Eagle-eyed fans will spot another famous face within the video in the form of rap superstar Aitch, taking on the role of an exasperated schoolteacher.
STAR comes off the back of previous video launches, Creed and Catch It, both directed by fellow Mancunian rapper, and videographer, SVMI.