Stunning. Amazing. Astounding. These are but a few of the superlatives routinely used to describe the voice and music of British soul singer Kwabs. We’ve been smitten with him since 2012 and rejoice every time there’s new audio or video to be had from this rising star. Needless to say, right now we’re on cloud nine again and celebrating the release of his latest EP, Walk. This new project features the single “Walk” alongside two remixes of the track and another original song, “Saved.”
The song “Saved” finds Kwabs at a crossroads with his significant other. There’s some trouble in their paradise, and he’s trying to figure it all out but this relationship may be beyond rescue. The lyrical content is thought-provoking, but it’s Kwabs’ vocal delivery that is the real attention grabber here. His full-bodied baritone is the personification of perfection.
The EP version of “Saved” is beyond incredible, but to hear the song really come alive just watch this live acoustic performance video of the song, which SoulBounce is proud to world premiere. If this setting looks vaguely familiar, that’s because this performance was recorded at The Asylum at the same time of the “Perfect Ruin” clip. Accompanied by his musician friends George Moore on keys and Todd Oliver on guitar, Kwabs clocks in a devastatingly beautiful live rendition of this song. The visuals may be in black-and-white, but Kwabs’ voice provides all the color we need.
Press play on this first look at “Saved” in performance right here and scoop up Walk on iTunes right now. If like us you can’t get enough Kwabs, then you’ll be glad to know that his official debut album will be released in early 2015.