Jack Carenza - June 17, 2023

Kota the Friend Drops “Barcelona” ft. Samm Henshaw

Kota the Friend has taken us on yet another musical journey with his latest single, Barcelona. Featuring the soulful vocals of Samm Henshaw, this upbeat track embraces the spirit of the iconic city, delivering bouncy, dance-friendly vibes.

Throughout his discography, Kota has demonstrated a remarkable ability to transport listeners to different locations through his music. From the laid-back vibes of Long Beach to the introspective journey of Colorado, each destination-inspired track carries a distinct atmosphere that reflects the essence of its namesake. Barcelona is no different.

Summerhouse in Barcelona … 

With lively percussion, groovy basslines, and catchy melodies, Kota’s self-produced beat creates a sonic backdrop that is impossible to resist. There are some real dope switch ups, layers, and even a little drop included, reinforcing the dance/edm influences of the track.

Equipped with his smooth and laid-back flow, Kota thrives on these lighter tracks just as much as when he’s getting really deep. His distinct delivery effortlessly rides the waves of the energetic production, infusing each line with confidence and charisma. Kota’s lyrical prowess shines as he paints vivid pictures of carefree moments and joyful experiences.

The FLTBYS rapper shows an innate ability to capture the essence of carefree moments and transport listeners to a place of stability and mental clarity. Whether it’s the imagery of exploring the city streets or indulging in leisurely activities, Kota’s words invite us to embrace the present moment and savor the simple pleasures that life has to offer.

Adding an extra layer of soulful magic to Barcelona, South London’s Samm Henshaw graces the track with his rich and velvety vocals. His verse not only complements Kota’s, but adds a touch of elegance and depth to the song. The music video for the track further captures the light nature, and positive elements of the track with vibrant visuals.