- Words Jessica Hart
- Photography Jack Newport
Los Angeles-based artist Porsh Bet$ opens up to Notion about his unexpected steps into music, the new single “Things In The Way” and what’s on the cards for 2022.
Flushed with smooth hip-hop styling and oscillating pop synths, Harlem raised, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Porsh Bet$ is firmly cementing himself within the music industry and for all the right reasons. Injecting drops of originality into an amalgamation of genres, his music steps into its own territory, engaging with relatable subjects, yet delivering them in a completely refreshing way.
The new single “Things In The Way” is the title track of his upcoming sophomore EP which is set for release at the end of February. Penned in a cloud of frustration whilst living in the opposite state to his girlfriend, the song confronts the obstacles of long distance relationships, listing everything that’s standing in between them. Dancing with themes of love and longing, and set against a backdrop of rippling synths and reverberating beats, the track is soaked with Porsh’s silky vocals; painting sultry R&B hues into the 80’s infused soundscape.
Capturing the reflective and wistful sentiment of the single, the accompanying visuals for “Things In The Way” show Porsh disentangling himself after being kidnapped and tied up. Directed alongside Isaiah Suko, the video acts as a metaphor for the challenges and constraints that stop you doing the things you want to do, or in the case of this song, being with the person you love.
Notion had the chance to chat with Porsh Bet$, diving into the story behind the music, his upcoming EP and goals for 2022.
I wanna say another project. Maybe a mixtape or something like that. I’m still working on it. There will be more music and videos for sure no matter what. I definitely wanna play shows but I’ve been just waiting it out because of covid. I want it to be an experience so I’m figuring it out. I wanna do some other cool stuff too with clothing. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.