Interview: Recording Artist Genesis Owusu

We speak with the Ghanaian-Australian musician about his surprise release, "Missing Molars"

After releasing his stellar debut album, Smiling with No Teeth in March, Canberra, Australia-based Genesis Owusu (aka Kofi Owusu-Ansah) headed out on a tour across the country—though promoting a record and performing looks a lot different in the midst of a global pandemic. As if that weren’t enough to keep his professional life exciting, Owusu decided—just a few months after his debut—to surprise-release an EP called Missing Molars …

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Silky neo-soul, funk-laden pop, dreamy R&B and more new music

Gabrielle Current: Make It Right The opening track on Gabrielle Current’s recently released debut EP Virgo, “Make It Right,” is a silky, lush tune tinged with elements of ’90s and early 2000s R&B. The five-track release carries on the theme, blending neo-soul with R&B and jazz for a gossamer sound that’s buoyed by the LA-based artist’s honeyed vocals. quickly, quickly: Everything is Different (To Me) …

Genesis Owusu: Same Thing

Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu (aka Kofi Owusu-Ansah) released his debut album Smiling with No Teeth just months ago, but quickly follows it with the dazzling, synth- and funk-drenched “Same Thing”—a song that was recorded during the SWNT sessions, but ultimately didn’t make the record. Owusu says the band made some 60 hours of music. “The songs chosen for the album conveyed a very specific narrative, but …