Following on from his previously released EP Hana, south London’s MUNDU returns to celebrate his many recent wins with his latest single and video for ‘Brag & Boast’
A head-bop worthy track, ‘Brag & Boast‘ is a cool and refreshing fusion of R&B, with subtle hints of hip-hop and a sprinkling of trap for good measure. The eclectic mix of genres works surprisingly well and serves as a great representation for MUNDU, his taste and his unique musical style.
The cool sing-rap style that MUNDU adopts in the beginning of the track sets the tone for what ensues, alongside the simple trap beat. The overall effect leads to a laid-back and bouncy feel to the track which paves the way for the melodic, catchy chorus where MUNDU shows off his choir-trained vocal chops. Continually repeating “raise a toast, we do the most, brag and boast” on the beat, MUNDU adds a swagger to the song that’s highly addictive and makes you want to get up in the mirror and rap to yourself.
Speaking on his newest track, MUNDU states that:
“Brag and Boast originally started as a freestyle celebrating the wins that I have experienced this year in the midst of the global pandemic, as well as the goals I am currently working to hit. Having first heard the instrumental by Kaelin Ellis (Lupe Fiasco, Virgil Abloh, Kaytranada) through a video that he posted on social media, I instantly fell in love with it and began writing the first verse with the video on repeat. Following that, I downloaded the instrumental and recorded the freestyle as a response.
After posting this on social media, I immediately received a heightened response from my audience (including praise from the likes of Kojey Radical, Chi “Chopper” Lewis-Parry and more), followed by a conversation with Kaelin Ellis in which we decided to begin the process of releasing the song in full. Following this, I began to build on the freestyle and develop the concept of celebrating both current and future wins. This created the song that we have now, allowing my audience to ‘Brag and Boast’ about making it through a difficult year.”