Kai Kwasi unveils blissed-out second single 'sms'


Credit: Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

East London newcomer Kai Kwasi has dropped his second single since joining the legendary roster at Play It Again Sam.


'sms' joins debut single 'unt' in defining the 21-year old as a key name for 2021. Fusing elements from the worlds of R&B, soul, indie and bedroom-pop; the silky, soothing tones of Kai's voice make for heavenly listening – effortlessly showcasing his ability to channel the influences of his upbringing into a quality slice of genre-hopping bliss.


Speaking about the track and it's coinciding video, Kai explains: "’sms’ carries the sentiment of what will be will be. It’s about the comfort to be found in chaos when you relinquish the need for control. I got my friends Venna and KarimThaPeasant on the track, both putting their whole selves into the work. It’s a luxury I’Il never take for granted to make the kind of music I've always wanted to make, and doing it all with my people. The visual for 'sms' picks up where my last track & video 'unt' left off. Keepin the same people on board, we just tried to have fun shooting again. We managed to pull the whole thing together in between lockdowns and I think we ended up with something really beautiful."