Kenna – “Relations” | New Music


Recorded “drunk on exhaustion and heavy bass driven beats” in one take, Grammy nominated Ethiopian artist Kenna delivers a new track, “Relations,” produced by The Neptunes wiz Chad Hugo.

Taken from his upcoming EP Land 2 Air Chronicles II – Imitation is Suicide, Kenna describes the song as being “David Byrne and Rick James inspired” – and their influence is channelled into the infectious groove melody, twinkling synth work and laid-back lyrics which trip rather than flow over the arrangement. Hugo’s influence can be heard through the track’s funky bassline, un-syncopated intro and disco-inspired shuffling percussion.

Take a listen to the lo-fi, off the cuff track below.