Do you miss Frank Ocean? We all do a little bit. It’s been four years since ‘channel Orange’ and it doesn’t feel like we’re any closer to hearing a lick of new music. Never fear though, in his absence new artist Kenji is filling the R&B void left in your life by Frank with his stunning track ‘Surplus’.
Crafted in his bedroom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 18-year-old’s debut EP ‘I’ll Think Of Something Better’ is a cocktail of sharp hip-hop beats and stuttering synths, all while tackling the impending ‘adulthood’ following his graduation from high-school.
Most impressive of all the tracks is ‘Surplus’, which is out now. Kenji’s hushed vocals are complimented by a summery beat and a pop-hook that would fit seamlessly into Andre 3000’s ‘The Love Below’. You can listen to the stunning track via Soundcloud below.
Kenji’s debut EP I’ll Think Of Something Better’ is out June 10th on Sports Day Records and you can pre-order it here.