Ghanaian-Canadian singer Kae Sun has premiered the video for “Treehouse”. The track which is from his upcoming album Whoever Comes Knocking which enjoyed its broadcast premiere on CBC’s q earlier today. Whoever Comes Knocking will be released via Moonshine on March 2, 2018 and is available to pre-order and stream on all digital platforms HERE.
’Treehouse’ started with a rough electronic bass patch that my producer Joshua was messing around with during an early session for the album,” says Kae about the infectious new track. “At the time, I had been talking with another friend about electronic, ambient influences in some of the older African music that we really liked. I was imagining sparse, slow and moody textures in the music with more introspective, almost spiritual lyrics, like the come-down from an afro-pop high. I jokingly coined a term for it, “neverending dawn”. Sometimes in Dzorwulu (my neighborhood in Accra), you’d see the crowd of folks going to church and the folks who would just be leaving the club at like 7am Wanted to make something for both moods. That’s what I was hearing on the instrumental which became ‘Treehouse’”.
Kae Sun is the musical project of Kwaku Darko-Mensah Jnr., an artist with influences steeped in afrobeat, contemporary R&B, and indie folk. Kae’s break out came in 2013 with the release of his critically-acclaimed sophomore album Afriyie. It showcased his peerless, delicate vocal delivery atop rich rhythmic foundations and memorable melodies that take influence from different decades and a world of styles, shaping a new breed of African alternative pop music. Touring in support of Afriyie took him across Canada, to Germany, and to Harlem for The Apollo’s Africa Now Festival and Yale University’s inaugural contemporary art festival.
From 2014 to 2016 Kae Sun took a side trip to explore new disciplines. He co-conceptualized the acclaimed short movie and multimedia installation “Ocean’s Apart” which has been making rounds in the contemporary art circuit since its opening. 2017 saw him release the EP “Canary” in March, a collection of songs that caught the attention of numerous press outlets from CBC to OkayAfrica, leading to a headlining show at Festival Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal in July.
Kae Sun was recently featured in Moonshine’s SMS: Location Vol. 1 mixtape which Fader calls,“… a genre-busting must listen,” and on the track “La La Love”, one of the singles on Pierre Kwenders acclaimed last record Makanda.
Whoever Comes Knocking Tracklisting