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Get to know South London singer-songwriter, Kemi Ade, as she releases her brand new EP ‘Drive - Dawn Edition’.
Having kicked off her career in 2017, Kemi Ade has flown largely under the radar with a number of singles and one EP – ‘Ownesty’ in 2017. Now, she’s ready to show she means business with the new EP ‘DRIVE (Dawn Edition)’.
Created as a culmination of a year-long hiatus that saw Kemi pen songs for artists such as BSHP and Rebecca Garton, Kemi is now shining the spotlight on herself as an artist with the just-released project.
‘DRIVE (Dawn Edition)’ is the first of a set of two EPs, with the latter (Dusk Edition) due to drop early next year. “The reason why I split it was to help people consume my music the way I’d like them to consume my music, as these days people often move through music way too fast”, Kemi explained.
Noting Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Ne-yo, and Musiq Soulchild amongst her influences, Kemi showcases her honed songwriting and vocal skills on ‘DRIVE’, carving out her own take on a blend of 90s synths, jazz, soul, and R&B.
With silky vocals and themes of female independence and sexual confidence, Kemi Ade’s new project stands to position her as one of the UK’s key R&B voices.