Single Review – Kwabs – Look Over Your Shoulder

Kwabs is the stage name of Kwabena Adjepong from Central London. He’s already received much attention in the mainstream media of from the BBC and MTV and having a song featured on the FIFA 15 video game. Superficial points aside, Kwabs’ moulding of the burgeoning Neo-Soul genre saw him produce a successful EP last year in collaboration with Vienna based producer SOHN. With his debut album Love + War set for a September 11th release, he’s teamed up with SOHN again for his new single ‘Look Over Your Shoulder’. SOHN provides the sombre whirrs of electronica and his minimalistic approach brings out the whole and smooth quality of Kwabs’ vocals. He also demonstrates his impressive, yet cool vocal range and variations without ever sounding like he’s made much of an effort and in this sense his vocal performance reflects off the instrumentation very effectively. Kwabs is certainly a rising British talent and he’ll only cement that status with an album as solid as this track.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995