New to us here at Indie Music but no stranger in the world of music production, Kan Wakan is embarking on the next stage of his staggering career. Hot off the tails of collaborating with artist like Baby Keem, Moses Sumney and Thundercat and having played shows with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Lianne La Hava and Royal Blood, it’s clear that we had to turn our attention to this exciting producer.
The LA and UK based producers talents have not gone unheard after receiving true accolade for his craft. He previously been named as Yahoo! “Best New Artists” and L.A. Weekly also named him in their “10 Best Young L.A. Songwriters”.
His new single ‘No Sweat Off My Back’ does not disappoint! Always moving, always progressing and leaving you invigorated into the soundscape that Kan Wakan conjures. On top of this he linked up with singer SAÍGO who provides a delicate and smooth layer of top line texture.
Take a few minutes to delve into the track for yourself.
Speaking out about the single Kan Wakan had this to say.
“We live in societies that are decadent but decaying. We retreat to a digital hive that feels anonymous, yet closely monitored. In an age of automation, we still define our identities through work.” “No Sweat” is a meditation, an acceptance, a lament of weary anxiety. Who decides where this school of fish is swimming, and aren’t we exhausted from trying to swim there?”
‘No Sweat Off My Back’ is the follow up offering to his two recent singles ‘Oh Mother’ and ‘Shining Bright Truth. All three tracks are set to feature on Kan’s highly anticipated upcoming album Phantasmagoria, Vol.2. If the first three singles are to be anything to go by then we are seriously in for a treat with this album. His lush, cinematic sound is sure to leave you lingering on for every long lasting moment.
Check out the rest of Kan Wakans material right here: