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Kina collaborates with Mokita on new single 'I'm Not Going Back'


After delivering his much-loved EP 'Things I Wanted To Tell You' last year, producer Kina has now teamed up with Nashville-based singer and songwriter Mokita for their breezy new offering 'I'm Not Going Back'.


Filled with Kina's signature lo-fi beats and Mokita's incredibly sweeping voice, the pair coming together feels like a perfect match, and delivers a beautifully warm and captivating collaboration.


Speaking about the release, Kina said, "I discovered Mokita thanks to Spotify shuffle – I remember when ‘Colorblind’ started playing; I was shocked and kept this song on loop for a long time, so I needed to make a song with him…and now here's ‘I'm Not Going Back.’ We worked remotely because of the COVID situation (and because I'm in Lisbon and he's from the US), but the song was born in an incredibly difficult but inspirational period that I was living in. I'm so happy with the final result simply because it completely represents my mood during that period of time."


While Mokita added, “‘I’m Not Going Back’ was one of those songs that I wrote really quickly, it happened in like 15 minutes. I wrote it about battling addictions and just how much easier it is to feed your addictions than it is to work at a relationship. I’ve been sober for almost 2 years now, and I remember the morning that I finally woke up and knew I was done... I kept repeating the title in my head, ‘I’m not going back.’ I think that can apply to so many things that are unhealthy for us. We kinda have to preach to ourselves against our demons and addictions, and remind ourselves why we stepped away. I have been a fan of Kina’s for a while so when he reached out about this song it was a no brainer. Super excited for everyone to hear it and grateful he wanted to work together on this one.”


Listen to 'I'm Not Going Back' below.