South African emcee/producer EMAMKAY is on the verge of releasing his new album Love Is Energy, but in the interim, he shares with us the sublime summer-tinged single titled “When The Sun Rises”. The record is a brilliant mix of styles ranging from jazz, soul and hip-hop seamlessly interwoven into each other. The track slowly builds with a sombre dreamy texture that moves into off-beat drum grooves, crisp piano riffs and solemn pads. On the vocals, EMAMKAY also delivers the goods with his laidback flow and vivid lyricism that explores his growth and journey as a young man finding his true North in an ever-changing world.

Due for release on March 31st 2023, ‘Love Is Energy’ is the third studio album from South African artist EMAMKAY. Raised and based between Soweto (Johannesburg) and Pretoria, EMAMKAY’s distinctive lo-fi hip hop sound lays bare the artist’s influences, which range from J-Dilla, Flying Lotus and D’ Angelo, to Smokey Robinson and John Coltrane.


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