KWAYE has released his latest song “Lost In My Boots,” out now via Mind of a Genius. The track hauntingly encapsulates relationship woes and acknowledges the pain you and your partner might go through. In KWAYE’s own words, “Lost in My Boots’ came to me at point where I was losing faith in my relationship, and fearing the worst. I placed myself in my partner’s shoes. I imagined the hurt, the betrayal, and the heartbreak they would feel if I
was to end it all, and the strength and perseverance I believed they would have to get through it all. The song is also a lyrical ode to the African American experience, better days that have been promised and broken throughout history, plus the strength and excellence in spite of these adversities.“
Listen to “Lost In My Boots” HERE.
Listen to KWAYE’s Solar EP HERE.
Mind of a Genius recently signed this dynamic talent following a chance encounter. The 22-year-old had moved to the States, pursuing a dual major at UCLA in African American studies and the music industry. One night, he hopped in an Uber whose driver happened to be a former A&R executive. KWAYE played “Cool Kids” in the car, and the driver decided to share it with Mind Of A Genius label founder David Dann. A deal followed, making him the company’s very first U.K. signing.
As a child, KWAYE developed an encyclopedic musical taste, devouring everything from Zimbabwean traditional songs to D’Angelo, John Legend, Thundercat, Tracy Chapman, and The Eagles. He taught himself viola, saxophone, and guitar and cut his teeth playing open mic nights in London and in the famed West End. His personal fashion mirrors the melting pot at the heart of his music, merging bright Zimbabwe-style colors and London refinement.
KWAYE arrives as a new global voice in 2017 with the power to shake things up.