Following the release of his richly romantic singles “molasses” and “Primrose”, North-West London’s Kwaku Asante releases his debut EP in the form of “honeycomb” – a syrupy six track project fuelled by creative collaboration.
Infused with Kwaku’s rich, velvety vocals, the artist is a storyteller at heart – drawing inspiration from neo-soul, R&B and hip hop culture to curate a rich tapestry of sounds. From the sticky sweet rhythms of lead single “molasses” to the intoxigating groove of “Smoke & Mirrors”, the project is infused with Kwaku’s sincere and expressive narrative – “an army of workers collaborating towards a greater cause”.
“‘honeycomb’ describes the process of going from a situation that was crumbling at the foundations, to dynamic, that is fulfilling and enabling you to navigate the nuances of life, which is sometimes hard for everyone” Kwaku details.
“Each song is a story on its own, showing how life is made up of experiences and exchanges with people. These can mold how you approach a situation and how you project your love onto someone else once you’ve fully accepted yourself, which is a hard journey in itself. From a person not making you aware of her shortcomings and how it may affect the relations you’re trying to build in ‘AWOL’ to lust, fueled by intoxication in smoke & mirrors clouding your judgement whilst rushing to get over a past love & all of that being necessary and leading you to a bliss and joy filled love in ‘The End’. All stages of this journey were necessary to enable me to feel how I felt when writing ‘honeycomb’”.
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