Kai Kwasi teases debut EP 'Jahlila' with new cut 'Cracks'


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Rapidly ascending South East Londoner Kai Kwasi has detailed news of his eagerly awaited debut EP, 'Jahlila'. Named for his late Grandmother, the EP is due to arrive in March 2022 via Play It Against Sam.


With the news Kai today shares 'Cracks', an exemplary cut detailing the 22 year old's ever growing talents. Lacing elements of RnB, soul and grime through bedroom-pop tones, it details a conversation between Kwasi and Joy Crookes, whom he is currently on tour with.


Kai explains; “I wrote ’Cracks’ following a conversation I had with Joy [Crookes] about the feeling of spiralling and how sometimes it can feel like comfort in familiarity. We played ‘Cut Me’ by Moses Sumney and talked about the lyrics in that “Might not be healthy for me but seemingly I need - what cuts me”. It was one of those moments where someone articulates something you’ve been feeling perfectly. One of those moments where you realise we’re all living such a similar experience and that you’re very rarely alone in whatever strange emotion you might be thinkin’ or feeling.”