Kwaku Asante Drops Off ‘Wanderlust’ EP

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

3 Nov 2022

Breakthrough singer Kwaku Asante has released his 11-track ‘Wanderlust’ EP alongside lead single, ‘Scared’. Written by Kwaku and executively produced by HYLNU (Rachel Chinouriri, KAM-BU), ‘Wanderlust’ is a contemplative project that showcases Kwaku’s unapologetically vulnerable side as he lays all his cards on the table. The course of love never runs smooth and we hear Kwaku sing through the ups and downs of relationships and what has led him to this point. His voice is filled with emotion and the production – courtesy of HYLNU – provides the perfect backdrop for Kwaku to reflect on his story and display his vocal abilities.

When speaking on the EP Kwaku said:

“Wanderlust are stories based on the premise of negative reinforcement. I know what I don’t want so it should also help me find what I crave. A place of refuge a safe space where I can be myself. These songs are a collection of stories in which I am wrong for the person or it is wrong for me. Existing in a world where events constantly effect our daily experiences, a person you’re with should bring you peace and not anguish.”

Growing up, Kwaku has fond memories of his younger years, his love for music was sparked both at church and at home in a house filled with Gospel and Jazz. Playing the piano and singing in the choir from a young age progressed into recording demos whilst at university and exploring his artistic talents never stopped. His formative years taught him about discipline and cultivated his love for academia and sports, which both played a role in shaping him into the man he is today. Fast forward to the present and he now has co-signs from Jamz Supernova, Soulection, Afropunk, BET, DJ Spoony, he has become one of the most exciting and loved voices in the UK landscape.

With all his releases in the lead-up setting the tone for what is to come, the ‘Wanderlust’ EP has undoubtedly created an appetite for Kwaku’s music. This year Kwaku has made some lifelong memories, being on tour with both Samm Henshaw and Pip Millet which has lead the singer to
perform in some of the most iconic venues across the country. Kwaku is renowned for his live performances and having previously sold out his headline show at the Jazz Cafe, his focus is now on his upcoming headline show at Village Underground on Monday 28th November. Fans can expect to hear some of the songs from ‘Wanderlust’ performed live for the first time, alongside some of his previous hits including fan favourite ‘Molasses’ and many more.