Genesis Owusu returns with “Survivor”

Genesis Owusu returns with “Survivor.” The song will be included as an additional track to his album, Struggler, now out via Ourness
Genesis Owusu photo by Bec Parsons

Genesis Owusu returns with “Survivor.” The song will be included as an additional track to his album, Struggler, (OURNESS/AWAL). The surprise release arrives ahead of Ghanaian Australian artist’s Australian tour this December and follows last month’s ARIA Awards where he won Album of The Year, Best Independent Release and Best Hip Hop/Rap Release for Struggler.

“Survivor” is accompanied by a visual, a collaboration between Owusu and Lisa Reihana – the world-renowned Aotearoa New Zealand multidisciplinary artist and producer engaging in thought-provoking dialogues around the concept of culture. Reihana’s artistic vision transpires a post-apocalyptic universe of fire and industrialism, replete with choreographed dancers centered on the imminent and commanding figure, Genesis Owusu. The song itself opens to a bold and blaring percussive arrangement as Owusu’s verses dart and duck between the arrangement’s rhythm, at lightning speed. “THE STORY NEVER ENDS, THE ROACH KEEPS ROACHING. THROUGH SPACE, TIME, FIRE & BRIMSTONE,” notes Genesis Owusu on the new track.

Struggler is a narrative celebration of the inspiring stubbornness of the human will to survive. “Through pandemics, bushfires and wars, we’re still going to find a way to make it to tomorrow, and I think that’s beautiful,” says Owusu. On STRUGGLER, Owusu combed his eclectic taste to form a cohesive, concept-driven project where post-punk blends poetry, theater, garage rock, funk rock, hip-hop and heavy soul. Partly inspired by Owusu’s readings of philosopher Albert Camus, novelist Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, the record paints a portrait using genres like shades of paint, freely exploring topics of resilience, hope, doubt, as well as the most basic of human questions: what’s the point?

Genesis Owusu

1. Leaving The Light
2. The Roach
3. The Old Man
4. See Ya There
5. Freak Boy
6. Tied Up!
7. That’s Life (A Swamp)
8. Balthazar
9. Stay Blessed
10. What Comes Will Come
11. Stuck To The Fan
12. Survivor

Order Struggler by Genesis Owusu HERE


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