J Smart has had a relentless year, putting in overtime on the airwaves with recent radio highlights including Luciferian's birthday set on Mode, the Grime Originals Essex Takeover on Rinse, and Rude Kid's infamous Christmas show on KISS. However, the Harlow MC has been comparatively sparing when it comes to releasing new music, and has only dropped a handful of singles in the last couple of years ("Gradez", "Shellers", and "Dirty Work"). Why? He's been carefully compiling debut EP New Depths—a seven-track mission statement consolidating his lyrical abilities—which drops this Saturday.
Tonight, we can exclusively share standout track "Liven Up" ahead of its release. Featuring guest vocals from fellow SHELLYVNNE member Glorz, this anthemic number sees the two MCs exchange skippy flows and witty bars over a bass-heavy production from Lee Wrizzle. Listen below.
The New Depths EP will be available to stream and buy in full from this Saturday, 29 December. Find J Smart on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates.