Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Get Inspired" by Genesis Owusu, a 2022 single on Ourness.
With his 2021 debut LP Smiling with No Teeth, Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu swept the ARIA Music Awards (like the Australian Grammys) landing Album of the Year, Best Hip Hop Release, Best Independent Release, and even Best Cover Art.
As we await another full-length, Owusu has shared some stand-alone singles, including today's Song of the Day, which brings a fun new wave-feel to his lightning-quick raps. The track is accompanied by a video made in collaboration with creative agency Babekühl and illustrator/animator Chris Yee, which you can watch below. Owusu heads to the US later this year, touring in support of Paramore. No Seattle dates yet, but stay tuned.