Krept & Konan have shared a stirring new track, ‘Dat Way’ – you can see the video below.
The grime mainstays have again teamed up with Abra Cadabra for what is billed as a follow-up to his single ‘Robbery Remix’, which Krept & Konan themselves guested on back in 2016.
‘Dat Way’ was produced by Nav Michael and Parked Up, and may be laying the groundwork for a new album from the London pair. This is their first single release in their own right since they dropped ‘I Spy’ and ‘G Love’ in 2019, both of which were taken from that year’s sophomore album, Revenge Is Sweet.
They went on to feature on ‘Olé (We Are England)’ in 2021, an unofficial anthem for the England men’s national team ahead of their failed Euro 2020 campaign, a track that also boasted verses from S1LVA and M1llionz. Now, though, they have returned with ‘Dat Way’, saying: “After 3 long years we’re back! Independent and ready to give the fans what they’ve been waiting for!”
The South Londoners, born Casyo Johnson and Karl Wilson, respectively, have continued to perform live, having topped the bill at Reading Festival on the BBC Radio 1Xtra stage last August. There, they paid moving tribute to lost friends, dedicating an emotional rendition of their track ‘Broski’ to their business partner Nyasha ‘Nash’ Chagonda, who took his own life in 2018 just days before he was due to open the Crepes and Cones restaurant in Croydon with the hip hop pair.
Both ‘Broski’ and ‘Before It’s Too Late’ were tracks on Revenge Is Sweet that helped Krept & Konan open a dialogue with their fans about mental health struggles. “People are sending us what they’re going through, that they’ve been suicidal recently, that they’re glad that they heard this song,” Krept told The Guardian in 2019, in reference to ‘Before It’s Too Late’, which sees collaborator Ramz recount his own battle with depression. “Someone even said this song has actually saved their life.”
At Reading, Krept promised new music, a pledge kept with the arrival of ‘Dat Way’. “We know we’ve been away for a very long time, but new music dropping very fucking soon,” he said, per NME.