Kan Wakan – A Thoughtful Genre Explosion

Multi-instrumentalist Kan Wakan is the sort of musician we love at ETTG. His sound fails even the most thoughtful of genre labels. With each twist and turn of his single “No Line”, we were at a loss for description in the most glorious of ways. There is a palpable jazz feel, followed by an electro element that is only shattered by the soulful lyrics of the electronica infused artist. Creative layers are added almost every moment of the burner of a track. It is no wonder that the LA based artist was recently named by LA Weekly as “one of the top 10 young songwriters in Los Angeles”. He explains his new single this way; “No Line” is the unraveling of a lopsided relationship, the deconstruction of false dichotomies as glimmers of optimism are replaced by the harsh hues of clarity. As truth emerges, strange bedfellows are unmasked: threats masked as promises, oppression enabled by hope, damnation the appetizer for salvation.” His creative approach will serve him well as he continues to produce layered and catchy tracks like “No Line”. He has the rare gift of crafting intentional songs that are accessible for a larger audience. We cannot wait to hear more.    

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