Greentea Peng has shared her new Mayan influenced track ‘Hu Man’, the first taster in a fresh chapter of her career.
The track features her signature silky vocals rise over a finger plucked guitar and a Bossa Nova groove.
“Hu Man is a war cry from the battlefield of mind, calling to the divine Mother to take this ego, take this head, to remove all these words and man made constructs and take me, take us, back to centre,” explained Wells about the track.
In the track she refers to the traditional Mayan law of ‘In Lak’ech Ala K’in’, roughly meaning ‘I am you, you are me’ which has come to be an honoured greeting.
“In Lak’ech Ala K’in, I am you you are me, is a Mayan saying I encountered during a Ceremony in Mexico and it’s stayed with me always,” said Wells in the track’s press release.
“I find it very fitting for the times we find ourselves in, such shifting paradigms. ‘Hu Man’ is an offering of peace and healing to the collective in these intense times.”
The track is produced by long-time collaborator Earbuds, and as with most tracks from Greentea Peng, ‘Hu Man’ is hazy on the surface but ruminates with deeper cuts about the state of the world.
The track follows from ‘Ghost Town’, a deeply personal and political clarion call on the gentrification on Greentea’s doorstep in London but which equally addresses a global crisis.
The singer has recently also featured on the The Street’s comeback mixtape, None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive, lending vocals to the single ‘I Wish You Loved You as Much as You Loved Him’.
These tracks follow a triumphant 2019 which saw the release of her EP, RISING.
You can stream to ‘Hu Man’ here and listen below.