22-year-old Ghanaian-Australian producer, writer, rapper, and engineer Kwame is back with another classic, sharing his latest single, ‘schleep.’, today.
The story of Kwame has been an impressive one so far. Having first caught the eye of music fans after an onstage appearance with A$AP Ferg, the young legend shared his now-iconic single ‘WOW.’, which scored widespread play on triple j.
Chuck in a couple of EPs, appearances at Splendour In The Grass, and support slots for legends like Migos, 6lack, and – just this week– old mate A$AP Ferg.
Now, Kwame is back with a brand new track, dropping the exceptional standalone single ‘schleep.’.
Running for just over two minutes, the instant classic came about almost as quickly, with Kwame noting that it never was intended to be the gem that it became.
“I made this in 15 minutes as a little throwaway beat for fun, then I realised it was kinda hard so I turned it into a song lmao,” Kwame says of the track.
Accompanied by a hazy, nighttime clip, directed by Kwame and his mate Zain Ayub, both the tune and the video see him flexing his exceptional skills. “I do this shit in my schleep,” he notes, all backed by an intriguing melody and slick beats.
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Unfortunately, the only downside is that the tune is over just as quickly as it begins, meaning you’ll be wearing out that repeat button in no time at all.
Of course, for those folks out there wondering where that nifty little sample at the end is from, you’ll actually find the original in a podcast that The Industry Observer conducted with triple j’s Nick Findlay as part of their One Year Later podcast.
If you’re liking the sound of this, you can check out ‘schleep.’ below, and you can catch Kwame when he hits the road later this month for a run of national dates. Get in quick though, as the shows in Melbourne and Sydney are selling fast.
Check out Kwame’s ‘schleep.’:
Kwame Australian Tour 2020
Saturday, March 28th (Selling Fast)
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, April 3rd
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, April 4th (Selling Fast)
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, April 11th
Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA