kwn Releases Debut Ep ‘episode wn’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

8 Nov 2022

East London artist kwn (pronounced kay-wuhn) releases her first project, ‘episode wn’, the distillation of her immense creative energy. With impeccable employment of melody and lyricism, ‘episode wn’ is a glimpse into the vivid world kwn is building. Being able to traverse the full emotional spectrum on one six track project with no discordance is no mean feat. kwn glides from knife’s edge tension on ‘went wrong’ to the silken ‘making love’ with enviable ease. 

The cohesion clear on the young artist’s debut is only part of her undeniable talent.  

Following up from the incredible focus single ‘nobody’A slick track with production by close collaborator Jay Boogz, he brings effortless mastery to kwn’s whip smart songwriting and agile vocals. ‘episode wn’ rounds out her releases, filling in the light and shade of her personal experiences. 

Kwn’s formative musical journey started many years ago. Further to joining Elam college of music’s ever-growing alumni, the 22 year old musician from Walthamstow, has been steadily building her own unique musical universe. Today, following the release of her debut single “wn way or another” last month, kwn returns with her second offering in the form of “sweetie”, which also features British musician Scribz Riley. 

kwn elaborates on the record, “it’s a journey through a tough period of my life. Definitely a milestone when I look back… putting this out gives an insight into the real beginning, and not just from where I am now. Let’s get it”

Her music holds the blistering honesty of late night laments, throbbing and pulsing with the energy of a London evening. It’s at once both cinematic and disarmingly intimate; in kwn’s own words “That period of my life was a big learning curve, it taught me  alot about myself and i’m so glad that i’m able to write music and express my emotions through my songs because i can look back now and be like rah, i really got through that and i really persevered.”

Unbounded by genre and at once both nostalgic and totally contemporary, kwn’s stories of being young and falling in and out of love in London have a universality that will resonate in cities around the world. 

Co-written by British musician and close collaborator Tendai and with mixing by Josh Faulkner (Skepta), kwn only calls on the very best for her music.