James 'Akaninyene' King, Better Known As The Gtw Streams New Track 'Calling Cards' [Listen]

James 'Akaninyene' King, Better Known As The Gtw Streams New Track 'Calling Cards' [Listen]

James 'Akaninyene' King, Better Known As The Gtw Streams New Track 'Calling Cards' [Listen]

James "Akaninyene" King, better known as The GTW, is a 24 year old Chicago based, Nigerian-American pop vocalist/producer, and a member of Chicago r&b collective JODY.
 
On King's work as The GTW, his warm, soulful vocals float over progressive club tracks while making silky transitions into softer, more delicate textures. His sonic palette draws influence from world music genre's like atl bass, kwaito, soukous, bøhemian hip-hop and other elements of his African heritage. In his narratives, he exposes his quirky personal experiences with failure, lost trust, tough love and self-discovery.
 
'Calling Cards' is the first track from his upcoming Chigeria record. To a backdrop of sparkling production and pristine melody, equally echoing timeless soul and contemporary, progressive r&b, the lyrics speak of a couple spending their last day together before their LDR - "long distance relationship". King explains: "I wrote the lyrics and layered the 'So So Def' bass-inspired beat. It's an ode to one of my favorite Jahit Jamm (Strawberry Records) tracks, which my bud Mike from Supreme Cuts introduced me to a while ago."
 
A rare and idiosyncratic musical voice coming from the Nigerian diaspora's future artscape scene, expect more 'world club' influenced forward thinking jams coming up from The GTW.




MORE INFORMATION:

http://twitter.com/THEGTW

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