Watch the new video for 'rollerblades' and follow a Spotify playlist of tracks that inspired 'ilp.
Follow Kwes on Spotify and listen to tracks that inspired his debut album 'ilp.' in the playlist below.
Having previously worked on a video for 'bashful.' ahead of the release of the 'meantime' EP in 2012, Ian Pons Jewell (MOBO triple-winner) directs the video for 'rollerblades.' - featuring rollerskating champion Juan Tocino.
Kwes holds a unique ability to craft unique soundscapes and beautiful lyrics rooted in his production skills. He’s worked with everyone from the xx to Damon Albarn, and more recently with Solange in New Orleans. Kwes’ sound has evolved from experimental to take on pop sensibilities, referred to as Freepop by Kwes.
The debut album from Kwes, titled 'ilp.', is out now,
The record is also available to stream via,
"an incredible snapshot of urban life through the lens of love and brittle electro-soul" - The Line of Best Fit 8.5/10
"A welcome blend of R&B, electronica, and pop, it’s flushed with a range of gripping textures: warm and luminous synths, chill and glistening xylophone, an emphatic grand piano, and, most importantly, Kwes’ velveteen vocals." - Consequence of Sound