NEW MUSIC: KAWALA | JESSE C'MON
KAWALA is back and starting 2022 with their exuberant new single "Jesse C’mon," out now on EMI records. A slice of vibrant, danceable pop, "Jesse C’mon," sees the band layering their trademark harmonies and chiming guitars to create a sophisticated yet instantly accessible song dealing with those people in the world who have a slight issue with the truth. The surreal and vibrant video for ‘Jesse C’mon’ was created by Spanish video director NYSU (Bastille, New Order) alongside the band and takes the idea of a catchy tune to some strange places. Containing a spectrum of thoughts, feelings and observations, the band’s debut album, "Better With You," 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 has seen them establish a community-focused fanbase across the country. On the album itself, tracks like previous single ‘Searching’ and the (cheekily named, non-cover) ‘Ticket To Ride,’ along with new tracks "Marathon" and "Echoes," is filled with an intoxicating hopefulness that unfurls into bright, pop moments, sure to stir minds and bodies. While On the flip side of the coin, songs like "Hypnotized," "Jesse C’Mon," and "Good Like This" provide a more immersive musical landscape that offers a contemplative, personal vibe.