As a winter of general discontent fast approaches, we’re in greater need now, more than ever of a warming, indeed unifying voice, and that which Kwabena Adjepong’s parents gave him may yet prove to be that of a generation. Kwabs plies his trade in soulful, self-assured hits-in-waiting, likely plundering his progenitors’ record collection for inspiration. For Wrong Or Right has more in common with, say, Marvin Gaye than it might, well, Common, Adjepong this time in no uncertain terms suggesting he may be a more than valid alternative to much of the homogenised mainstream stuffs currently clogging up the Top 40. “If you’re looking for a place to hide, it’s alright/ I will always try and look the other way” he croons wholesomely, and in Wrong Or Right, Kwabs has contrived another masterwork we might well feel compelled to hibernate within throughout the uncompromisingly brutal coming months. Thus although he may begin, “I don’t wanna be a leader/ I don’t wanna let you down”, the luxury of choice may no longer be an option to this universally cherished and widely revered trailblazer.
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- The sort of track to keep your eyelids open long beyond closing time, stream @Clancymusic's racy Take It Slow: http://t.co/jt1VbtcB7y about 12 minutes ago from web
- Perhaps the most outré R&B track heard thus far this year, Cancer's arresting Same Color As Digital Photography: http://t.co/YOvxu4cYa8 about 44 minutes ago from web
- Now replete with an uncharacteristically sci-fi video, stream Cured of Youth from @TennisInc's #SmallSound EP: http://t.co/3lZOcdbNXC about 2 hours ago from web
- Pertaining to a seemingly irrepressible optimism, stream Hold On from Stockholm trio Wilderness: http://t.co/azQCQdpPHz Ta, @GramophoneRings about 3 hours ago from web