Genesis Owusu Announces Second Album ‘Struggler’

Genesis Owusu

Genesis Owusu

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The battle is genuine, as well as Genesis Owusu is taking us for a more detailed look.

Announced today (May 18), the Ghana-birthed, Australia-elevated funkster will certainly launch his student cd Struggler on Aug. 18, by means of Ourness.

Spanning 11 tracks, Struggler was taped in between the United States as well as Australia with such manufacturers as Jason Evigan (Rufus Du Sol, SZA), Mikey Freedom Hart (Jon Batiste’s 2021 Grammy of the Year Album, We Are), as well as Sol Was (Beyoncé’s Renaissance).

The initial preference from it is “Leaving The Light,” a story of survival as well as willpower, as well as, musically, a combination of punk as well as rap over a synthwave soundbed.

On it, he sings: “Put my hand up on my heart, I beat my chest/ The chaos moving down and down, seep in my flesh/ The obstacles wont block my path, I see the test/ They can try and swat me down, boy I’m the pest.”

The main video, a partnership with aesthetic musician Lisa Reihana, went down Thursday (June 18) as well as can be seen completely listed below.

Owusu was anything however a struggler with his launching complete size cd from 2021, Smiling with No Teeth, which tidied up almost every significant honor in Australia.

By the moment it had actually finished its triumph lap, Smiling with No Teeth had actually won the Australian Music Prize, three-way j’s J Award for Australian cd of the year, ARIA Awards (consisting of cd of the year), a hattrick of AIR Awards (consisting of independent cd of the year), an APRA Award (for development songwriter), as well as his track “Gold Chains” won the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition as well as made an area on President Obama’s 2021 playlist.

Few musicians in living memory has actually brushed up the Australian honors schedule fairly like Owusu.

The honest collection is stated to take ideas from a friend that striking rock base, however made it through, together with Owusu’s reflections of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot as well as Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Genesis is presently exploring North America on behalf of Paramore as well as Bloc Party, consisting of days at Madison Square Garden. He’s readied to return house later on this year for a six-date scenic tour, beginning Friday, Dec. 1 at Ice Cream Factory in Perth.

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Struggler tracklist:

  1. Leaving The Light
  2. The Roach
  3. The Old Man
  4. See Ya There
  5. Freak Boy
  6. Tied Up!
  7. That’s Life (A Swamp)
  8. Balthazar
  9. Stay Blessed
  10. What Comes Will Come
  11. Stuck To The Fan



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