Audio: Pressa – “Attachments” ft. Coi Leray
A Gold Record in Pressa’s Native Canada, the Highlight Track Off the Gardner Express EP Earns a New Verse from “No More Parties” Hitmaker Coi Leray
“Not a lot of musicians can claim to have the attention of the biggest music names in their country, or have toured with one of the most successful acts of all time and have released an album all before the age of 23. But Canadian artist Pressa is one of the few that would fit the description.” – Complex
“Pressa’s come a long way from his native of Driftwood and is approaching the business and art of music making like a seasoned veteran.” – Vice
Known for his distinct delivery and detailed street stories, Toronto native Pressa is making waves in his home country and beyond. Connecting with one of the game’s hottest rappers, the 24-year-old artist recruits Coi Leray for “Attachments,” his latest release. A buzzing single with over 12 million streams and a Gold certification in Canada, “Attachments” finds Pressa recounting harrowing experiences of growing up in Toronto’s Driftwood neighborhood, touching on drug deals gone wrong and friends who wind up dead or in prison.
In her brand new verse, Coi Leray complements Pressa’s verse with a triumphant and melodic 16 about the success that awaits those lucky enough to escape the circumstances Pressa describes. Teased by Coi Leray on an Instagram post that has over 1.4 million views,”Attachments” is a highlight from the acclaimed Gardner Express EP, which dropped in December 2020.
With a title that references Pressa’s last name (Gardner) and the Gardiner Expressway, a major highway running through the downtown core of his hometown, Gardner Express is home to multiple high profile collaborations, including“Head Tap” featuring Brooklyn drill rappers, Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow (7.4+ million combined streams) and “Blackberry Zap” ft. Jackboy (7.6+ million combined streams). With over 44 million combined global streams across platforms and coverage in outlets like Complex, HotNewHipHop, and Apple Music 1 w/ Ebro Darden, Gardner Express is a deeply personal, speaker-knocking project from one of the hottest emcees north of the border.
In February, Pressa shared a creative concert film that showcased the music of Gardner Express and featured “Killers & Demons,” a brand new track. Stay tuned for much more music from the buzzing young emcee in the coming weeks and months, including a video for the new version of “Attachments” with Pressa and Coi Leray.
Buy/Stream “Attachments” ft. Coi Leray: https://smarturl.it/Attachments_PxCL
Buy/Stream Gardner Express: https://smarturl.it/Pressa_TGE_EP
Pressa captured rap fans’ attention in Canada and the U.K. by garnering millions of YouTube views for 2016’s “Wass Gang,” landed on a tour with Drake, and emerged as a local cultural sensation. Pressa made his mark with the inimitable mix of his street-oriented lyrics, melodic hooks and high-pitched voice, making him a fixture in the Toronto hip-hop scene.
Recognized for an impressive list of collaborations (Murda Beatz, UK hip-hop don, Giggs, Lil Uzi Vert) over the years, the Canadian rapper continued his hot streak in 2020 with features from Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow, Jackboy, Flipp Dinero and more. Aligned with the new crop of artists dubbed “ones to watch,” Pressa is on track in his journey to becoming a household name.
No stranger to releasing full bodies of work with mixtapes such as, Press Machine, Press A Brick, and Prestige, 2020 was a prime display of Pressa’s growth and versatility as an artist, culminating with the release of his EP, Gardner Express. The EP features “OTM,” “96 Freestyle,” and “Head Tap” ft. Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow, which resulted in coverage from media juggernauts like Complex, a global Apple Music Beats 1 premiere with Ebro Darden.
Pressa is applying a renewed vigor to his music and collaborating with likeminded writers, producers and artists on the rise. Inspired by the diverse streets of Toronto and a multicultural Jamaican/Filipino upbringing, Pressa is eager to share his passion and unique music style with the world.
“Attachments” ft. Coi Leray: https://smarturl.it/Attachments_PxCL
Gardner Express EP: https://smarturl.it/Pressa_TGE_EP
“Attachments” ft. Taliban Glizzy: https://smarturl.it/Pressa_Attachments
Gardner Express (Official Film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_PeFTPXeRQ
“Head Tap” ft. Sheff G & Sleepy Hallow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pbeegimfTc
“96 Freestyle”: https://youtu.be/wqMW57_RO7Q