afropunk premiere: toronto-based alt.-soul singer tik▲ drops spiritual goodness with new single ‘ohmygod’

October 20, 2016

Today we’re premiering the newest single from one of my favorite Canadian artists, TIKA, and her newest track ‘OHMYGOD’ ft. Clairmont The Second. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that ‘OHMYGOD’ is an alternative gospel song, which truth be told isn’t really my thing. But frankly ‘OHMYGOD’ doesn’t have to be a religious listen to be relatable or enjoyable, as the Harrison-produced track is flavored with all sorts of alt.-soul and throwback goodness, which is what makes the song so darn infectious. “The track OHMYGOD is my personal conversation with GOD,“ TIKA tells AFROPUNK. ”He saved me when I was going through one of the roughest periods of my life. I learned to extend internally and found myself and a beautiful relationship with God again. The only person I could see adding his words to this record is the incomparable Clairmont The Second. He contributed to the song in a major way and touched on many important things like church. Clairmont and I both grew up in the church and share the same views regarding the church. We both genuinely feel that a beautiful relationship with God isn’t limited to the confines of what has been deemed as a holy building. And I feel closest to God in the silence that most consider uncomfortable.”

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Photos by @JahGrey

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