Following his attention-grabbing two releases last year “Worth” and “Fantasy” – picking up critical acclaim from COMPLEX, AFROPUNK, THE LINE OF BEST FIT and TRENCH MAGAZINE underlining the breadth of his appeal, rising London R&B star Kwaku Asante follows on with another quietly powerful study on moving on from a bad chapter in life with a his new double release “Say Goodbye” and “A Piece of Mine”.
Both “Say Goodbye” and “A Piece of Mine” set the tone for another pivotal year. The finesse and sheer funk innovation of “Say…” – reminiscent of early De La Soul in the instrumental – balanced with the continuing deeply personal “Piece…”, will only continue the intrigue around one of the bonafide emerging names of 2019.
Having finished 2018 supporting Jay Prince at his London O’Meara show, and with support already coming from the likes of Tom Misch, Rinse FM and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, it’s evident that Asante is a name not to sleep on.
Starting to make music from a young age playing the piano and violin whilst participating in school, church and jazz choirs, he would start to upload demos fuelled with inspiration from neo-soul, jazz, hip-hop and R&B music from his university bedroom. With a refined combination of vocal talent and innovative, melodic style, the young London artist seems on a clear, exciting trajectory.
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