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NEW ALBUM: KAWALA | BETTER WITH YOU

KAWALA has released their debut album "Better with You" via EMI records. Containing a spectrum of thoughts and feelings, observations and ideas, the album is driven by golden melodies, danceable afrobeat-inspired rhythms and close harmonies that create a genuinely encompassing atmosphere across its ten songs. The album follows a series of acclaimed EPs and live shows from the North London band over the last two years, which have not just seen them establish a fanbase, but forge a living, breathing community of like-minded individuals around them. Fittingly, their debut album is a celebration of this communality, with a lyrical thread running through its songs charting the band’s growth as people and as artists. The record’s artwork helps reflect this; the band has chosen to ask several individuals who have helped them along the way to paint or draw different panels that eventually formed the overall mosaic album cover. Tracks like recent single ‘Searching,’ along with "Marathon," "Echoes," and the (cheekily named, non-cover) "Ticket To Ride," are filled with an intoxicating hopefulness that unfurls into bright, pop moments, sure to stir minds and bodies. While complimenting this immediate energy, songs including "Hypnotized," "Jesse C’Mon," and "Good Like This" provides a more immersive musical landscape that offers the soul space to resonate emotionally. To celebrate the alum's release, the band will also do a new run of dates (including Shepherds Bush Empire) for April 2022.