Kwasi Releases Hazy And Bittersweet Indie-Hip Hop Concoction With 'POISON' - OUT NOW
Naarm/Melbourne-based artist Kwasi continues to push boundaries with his distinct and genre agnostic aesthetic and sound.
Following the success of his previous releases earlier this year, Kwasi unveils his latest single 'POISON', out now.
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"Emotions, grit and late night confessions all collide." – Triple J
"...infectious albeit moody banger that is both nostalgic and refreshing." – The AU Review
"An endearing blend of influences based on early 2000’s nostalgia, Kwasi creates guitar-fuelled pop-punk infused with trap stylings." – AAA Backstage
With a stack of achievements under his belt, the Ghanaian-Australian artist merges his bold alternative hip-hop energy with vibrant indie and punk-rock soundscapes while navigating the depths of love, loss and self-discovery.
'POISON' is layered with hazy, indie guitar riffs and driven by upbeat drums as waves of cool synths wash over. Kwasi skilfully captures a bittersweet essence that ebbs and flows with his lyricism, weaving dreamy chorus melodies contrasted with briskly delivered verses. Laid over the shimmering backdrop his gruff vocals are engrossing and powerful all while feeling disarmed and warm.
Through the track, Kwasi lets his guard down and offers a self-indulgent perspective on heartbreak, finding solace in solitude and encouraging his partner to 'run away, far away, cause this love is like poison'. Kwasi reveals:
"In ‘POISON’, I am caught in a daze of hopeful sadness, knowing the end is near. Hungover from intoxicating love, I romanticize the positive parts of the relationship, but deep down I know it’s best to just 'Run away’."
Kwasi's distinctive sound and creative vision shine through with 'POISON'. While lyrically, he encapsulates the complex emotions and conflicts of a relationship reaching its inevitable end, he also arouses that same feeling through the nostalgic but fresh production.
For the unfamiliar, Kwasi has been stirring emotions for a long time now and has shared stages with renowned artists like 360, Banks Arcade, Genesis Owusu, and more. His music has received widespread recognition, earning support from influential platforms such as Triple J, Purple Sneakers, MTV, AU Review, Scenestr plus editorial placements in Spotify’s Fresh Finds AU & NZ, The Drip and sadboi hours.
Source Measure PR
September 29, 2023 11:28am ET by Measure PR