Italian platinum-selling producer Kina has release his latest track I’m Not Going Back featuring Nashville-based singer Mokita.
The song blends Mokita’s rich, unique vocals with Kina’s signature lo-fi beats and is one to get truly lost in.
Kina’s has been quietly emerging as a bona fide phenomenon with over 5 billion streams and an average of 10 million monthly listeners, since the release of his debut EP in 2020 Things I Wanted To Tell You, featuring the likes of Au/Ra, Pink Sweat$, and Adrianna Proenza.
On the latest record, the 21-year-old producer said,
I discovered Mokita thanks to Spotify shuffle – I remember when Colorblind started playing; I kept it on loop for a long time and knew I needed to make a song with him. I’m Not Going Back was born in an incredibly difficult but inspirational period that I was living in. I’m so happy with the final result simply because it completely represents my mood during that period of time.
The lyrics from Nashville’s Mokita, are unrelentingly honest, and tackle the sincerest of subjects many songwriters are all-too-often afraid to address with such candor. He added,
I’m Not Going Back was one of those songs that I wrote really quickly, in like 15 minutes. It’s about battling addictions and just how much easier it is to feed addictions than it is to work at a relationship. I’ve been sober for almost 2 years, and I remember the morning that I finally woke up and knew I was done… I kept repeating the title in my head, ‘I’m not going back.’ I think that applies to so many things that are unhealthy for us. We kinda have to preach to ourselves against our demons and addictions, and remind ourselves why we stepped away. I have been a fan of Kina’s for a while so when he reached out about this song it was a no brainer.