“KWAYE is bringing back pop sounds from a bygone era with a resoundingly modern twist.” – HIGH SNOBIETY
Zimbabwe-born artist Kwaye has released his debut Solar EP, out today via Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros. Records. The EP features his previous hits “Cool Kids” and “Little Ones,” which have earned over 2.3 million streams to date.The final track in this trilogy, “Sweetest Life,” debuted today as Zane Lowe’s World Record premiere on Beats 1.
LISTEN TO “SWEETEST LIFE” HERE.
SOLAR EP AVAILABLE AT RETAIL HERE.
Mind of a Genius recently signed this dynamic talent following a chance encounter. The 22-year-old had moved to the States, pursuing a dual major at UCLA in African American studies and the music industry. One night, he hopped in an Uber whose driver happened to be a former A&R executive. Kwaye played “Cool Kids” in the car, and the driver decided to share it with Mind Of A Genius label founder David Dann. A deal followed, making him the company’s very first UK signing.
As a child, Kwaye developed an encyclopedic musical taste, devouring everything from Zimbabwean traditional songs to D’Angelo, John Legend, Thundercat, Tracy Chapman, and The Eagles. He taught himself viola, saxophone, and guitar and cut his teeth playing open mic nights in London and in the famed West End. His personal fashion mirrors the melting pot at the heart of his music, merging bright Zimbabwe-style colors and London refinement.
Kwaye arrives as a new global voice in 2017 with the power to shake things up.