It wasn’t that long ago that Genesis Owusu swept us all off our feet with his debut album, Smiling With No Teeth. And now it’s time to buckle in for some fresh new beats.

Today Genesis Owusu drops his brand new single, ‘Same Thing’, featuring the effervescent harmonies and affirming raps that we continue to need in 2021. Loaded with bass flicks and wobbly synths, paired with an insanely off-the-wall meets psych-twinged music video to boot, the release is nothing short of addictive.

On the release of the new track, Owusu said, “When the band and I were creating Smiling With No Teeth, we essentially made 60 hours of music for the album in 6 days. The songs chosen for the album conveyed a very specific narrative, but we also made a lot of great music that didn’t necessarily fit the album’s narrative points.”

He continued, “‘Same Thing’ was one of the tracks born from the seemingly limitless SWNT sessions. The track is still in the realm of the album’s themes of mental health (more specifically, the crazy shit the mind makes up), so the video follows suit with a psychedelic barrage of both colourful and claustrophobic imagery.”

The track comes in after Owusu’s debut album, Smiling With No Teeth released earlier this year –  a defining moment in his career, seeing him pick apart and reassemble themes of mental health, resilience and race.

Following the release of the album, Owusu embarked on a sold-out national tour, not to mention having previously graced the stages at iconic festivals like Groovin’ the Moo, Spilt Milk, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Field Day, Falls Festival and Meredith Music Festival.

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Watch ‘Same Thing’ music video by Genesis Owusu.

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