KSI, one of the decade’s most successful breakthrough artists, today drops a brand-new single, “Voices” featuring genre-bending Oliver Tree, the brainchild behind the 2022 global smash, “Miss You” with GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Robin Schulz. KSI’s silky vocals and effortless flow combined with Tree’s definitive rockstar qualities deliver “Voices”, a pop rock soul- searching smash destined for commercial success.
It follows KSI’s previously released singles “Not Over Yet” featuring Ivor-Novello nominated Tom Grennan, an instant #1 on the UK Big Top 40 and “Summer Is Over” as KSI gears up to release his third
album on Atlantic Records. Co-written with Conor Blake Manning, Sara Boe, Mustafa Omer, and James Murray and co-produced by Mojam and Digital Farm Animals (whose combined credits include the likes of Sam Smith, Mabel and Dua Lipa) the song is a double entendre for KSI’s mental health and his turbulent breakup with his ex-girlfriend.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, KSI says, “Voices is a song I worked on during my weird phase mentally. This is a big song for me because it marked a big chapter in my life. After my breakup, I thought I was fine, but I had these voices in my head telling me I wasn’t as happy as I thought I was.”
Oliver Tree says: “The song is about the pain we experience in the aftermath of a breakup. Lying to ourselves as we try to replace the void with a fling or waking up in your cold empty bed alone. That person can haunt our head for months, even years after. Wondering if we will ever escape the memories of the person, we once loved who’s now a stranger.”
The accompanying music video for “Voices” is directed by Oliver Tree and set in a busy restaurant. KSI is seen on a date with his girlfriend whose attempt at sharing a piece of spaghetti goes horribly wrong, causing an argument ending in a breakup. While KSI lays in bed alone, Tree matches with KSI’s ex-girlfriend online, and they go on the exact same date, which ends in a similar way, leaving both Tree and KSI both visibly upset and heartbroken. Later, their ex is on a date at the same restaurant with YouTube creative Chunkz. KSI is sat across the room with another girl whilst Oliver impersonates a waiter, both now looking over at their ex-girlfriend. Oliver trips and drops a towering pile of plates with the video ending in complete disarray.
The song also appears in KSI’s highly anticipated documentary KSI: In Real Life, which launched this week exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. “It was awesome to create this song with one of my friends Oliver Tree and it being included in the Prime Video doc is super
cool too,” KSI continues.