Kwabs (full name Kwabena Sarkodee Adjepong) has just announced a range of UK dates. These include a visit to Brighton’s Komedia on Tues 21 April.
Recently this future-soul star-in-the-making revealed details of his long-awaited debut album. Entitled ‘Love + War’, this 12-track LP is set for release on Mon 18 May through Atlantic Records. To launch the album announcement, Kwabs unveiled a brand new version of fan favourite ‘Perfect Ruin’ with an emotionally-charged and visually-stunning video to match. Filmed in the Swedish Lapland town of Luleå and directed by George Bellfield, the video follows Kwabs walking through a blizzard in a starkly beautiful setting where he delivers a stand out performance.
“‘I am so excited about finally announcing the details of my debut album,” Kwabs said. “It feels good to release some new music after an amazing 2014. The response in the UK and now internationally has been incredible. (love to my German fans for making ‘Walk’ a Number 1 record!) ‘Perfect Ruin’ is one of my favourite tracks on the album and of everything it’s probably the song fans have most wanted to hear finished. So I think it’s been a long time coming… I hope they feel it as much as I do.’
Kwabs has had a very exciting few months. He was included in BBC’s Sound poll of 2015 and was also tipped across the board in media outlets such as Buzzfeed, Digital Spy, Metro, Shortlist, The Guardian, The Line of Best Fit, The Observer, Time Out and more. He’s also enjoyed exciting successes across Europe with his track ‘Walk’ going to number 1 in Germany and top 5 in several other countries.
Born and raised in Camberwell, 24-year-old Kwabs draws inspiration from his surroundings as well as his collaborators, including SOHN and Dave Okumu. He released 3 EPs, ‘Pray For Love’, ‘Wrong Or Right’ and ‘Walk’ to critical acclaim, and electrifying performances on Later with Jools Holland and his touring and festival schedule has already cemented his position as one of the most exciting, dynamic live acts of the moment.
Kwabs plays Brighton’s Komedia on Tues 21 Apr, 2015. His debut album ‘Love + War’ is released on Mon 18 May, 2015.