Kwabs - Soul, Personified

Kwabs - Soul, Personified

Jul 12, 2016, 7:17:40 PM Entertainment

From the melodic keys of the piano at the beginning of the song, I was hooked.

I was sitting with a friend of mine, who is a radio DJ, when I first heard "Perfect Ruin".We were chatting away when I suddenly stopped, in the middle of the conversation, to ask whose song it was playing on the speakers. I couldn't help but listen to that raw, strong voice. I was mesmerized.

Who was this Kwabs guy? Why have I not heard about him till now?

I am a HUGE fan of soul music. I love listening to the soft strings of guitars, the emotion, the raw feeling in the music. I believe that Kwabs' voice is one of the best that I have heard. It captures, it evokes feeling and it is pleasing to the ears. I immediately felt something when I heard the song. It tugged at my heartstrings. I fell in love. 

I went on to listen to some of the other songs on his EPs, Pray For Love, Love & War and Walk. Yet nothing compared to Perfect Ruin. Though his covers of "Like A Star" by Corinne Bailey Rae and "The Wilhelm Scream" by James Blake came close. Personally I think that he should stick to being a soul artist. Even Jazz would be perfect for his kind of voice.

But that is just my opinion.

Published by TeeCee Mbaxa


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