US singer, rapper and producer Kweku Collins has released his new EP titled Then Spring (Side A), from which “Loud Moon” is the focus track!
The EP is intended to raise interest for his next album, which will be released in 2023, and it comes on the back of the release of “A Tale of the Twin Flame” and “An Original Internet” last month, with the song “A Tale of Twin Flame” being supported by Spotify on its ‘Alternative Hip-Hop’ playlist.
This focus track “Loud Moon” was inspired by a middle school-era guitar riff Jamo (James Brenner) wrote and the rhythms that were created around it in 2020. It stands out from the competition thanks to its Afro-Latin claps and UK drill rhythms. Lyrically, the song is about memories, their use in the present, and Kweku’s understanding of the permanency of emotions.
Speaking about the EP as a whole, Kwekyu says, ““My intention in making this album was to build on my creative process. To become a better artist. I wanted to make stuff that I could play on instruments, with a group, and that other people could play as well.”
Kweku Collins has always created original, deep music. Just before finishing high school, he released his debut EP, Say It Here While It’s Safe, in 2015, catapulting him into the national and Chicago hip-hop scenes.
The EP garnered positive reviews, and Pigeons & Planes included him on their list of ’20 Rappers Under 20′. With his follow-up album, Nat Love, released in 2016, Kweku continued to receive positive reviews from both fans and media outlets like Pitchfork.
One of his most well-known songs, “Aya,” from his 2017 album Grey, which demonstrated Kweku’s willingness and interest in pushing the limits of genres and listeners’ expectations, sustained this popularity. Kweku has performed at numerous festivals, including Pitchfork Fest and Lollapalooza, and has toured the US and Europe.
Listen and enjoy his new track “Loud Moon” below.