Now we want to talk about Kwes’ EP Meantime. The 24-year-old producer presented his debut EP for Warp last month and has become one of our favourite EPs of the year, and ‘lgoyh’ is probably the best track on it. ‘Igoyh’ closes the EP in beautiful fashion, with Kwes really showcasing his incredible songwriting ability. It really floored us when we first heard it, but in reality the EP is exactly what he’s been promising for some time now.
At it’s core ‘Igoyn’ is a soulful track but a lot of different elements have gone into it – from the celestial xylophone, to the grungy guitar heard under an army of layers which include typewriter effects, beautifully arranged keys and more - all helping to conclude a wonderful 7 minute escapade of sounds, colours and shapes.
Kwes has certainly hit a creative stride here, having worked with a long list of impressive acts (The xx, Joe Goddard, Damon Albarn etc), it’s great to see him out in front, showcasing his talents as a solo artist.
Last month Kwes dropped the first single called ‘Bashful’: