There are a lot of exciting new voices coming out of Chicago right now, but Kweku Collins is looking to separate himself from the crowd. His latest record is self-produced, featuring some lush strings paired with a loose drum arrangement, as clap snares and high hats roll in and out unexpectedly. Kweku's vocals are similarly spontaneous, as he jumps from breathless double time to soulful, multi-tracked melodies. It all blends together into one big life-affirming collage by the track's end.
"Kings" comes off Kweku's upcoming EP, Say It Here, While It's Safe, which is coming July 21st.
My father told me he's proud of me
And I believe him
'Cause I'm becoming someone I'm proud to be
You best believe it, I do