Kwame has continued his run as one of the most vital names on the Australian music scene, teaming up with Sydney musicians CLYPSO and Phil Fresh to share his latest single, the electrifying “Tommy’s in Trouble”.
Released today, the track serves as the fourth single released by Kwame since 2019, and is the third song to be lifted from his forthcoming EP, Please, Get Home Safe. The track follows on from the release of “schleep.”, and arrives just days after the news that the artist had signed to Vita Music Group for global management.
A hazy, bouncy track with slick production and sharp lyricism, the addition of fellow Sydney artists CLYPSO and Phil Fresh allow the tune to highlight two seperate perspectives as it reflects upon external forces that can be oppressive in nature and at times, debilitating.
While CLYPSO’s chorus represents the movement against the parameters imposed by a society that limits creative output and the unity of race, both Kwame and Phil Fresh use their lyrics to speak out on the unheard, refusing to be villainized and oppressed.
Though this no-holds barred track is written from Kwame’s own personal experience, it aims to give a voice to others who find themselves in similar situations, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, and creative outputs.
Kwame is set to release his Please, Get Home Safe EP on October 30th, serving as the follow-up to 2018’s Endless Conversations EP. The next chapter in the artist’s already-storied career, which has already seen him support the likes of Migos, 6lack, and A$AP Ferg, win the 2018 Unearthed J Award, and set himself up for one of the most electrifying careers in Australian music.
Kwame’s “Tommy’s in Trouble” is out now via Def Jam ANZ, while his Please, Get Home Safe EP will be released on October 30th.