Photo by Bec Parsons
I'm not a huge dance music person, although I was in college in the late 90's, so obviously I did some dabbling then. But sometimes an artist comes around that completely defies you not to love their music no matter the genre, and Genesis Owusu is one of those. The Ghanian-Australian musician's latest single, "Tied Up!," is a pure dance track. It has a distinctly 90's feel to it, mixing mainstream dance music from that period with funk and hip hop. It's the kind of track that feels instantly familiar while also sounding completely fresh. It's like PM Dawn mixed with Madonna mixed with Parliament/Funkadelic, and is somehow even more fun than that sounds.
Genesis Owusu says of his new single:
“The Roach continues to run through an absurd world, trivially trying to make sense of it. Maybe looking internally, focusing inward instead of outward, will provide some guidance? Who knows.”
You can watch the video for "Tied Up!" below. Struggler is due out August 18 on Ourness/Awal, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Genesis Owusu, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.