KWASI X HFNR - LIES
Released: 6th April 2018
Melbourne rapper/producer duo Kwasi x HFNR are back with a brand new release via WVS, in the form of their silky, bouncy new hit, LIES.
The burn city duo have more-than found their sound following the success of their last WVS release, “Downtown,” and LIES not only builds on that unique thrash/afrobeat style, but further cements it as their own.
Kwasi: “I think we are all searching for real connections with other people but we live in an era where it’s so easy to lie and be fake. As I maneuver through the music world, relationships and life in general it gets harder and harder to avoid the BS. This is just me relieving those stresses and looking for a shawty to escape with. I wanted to create something vibey but with an emotional undertone. Something you can switch off and dance to but if you actually tune into the lyrics there’s still something there for you. Emotional party music to thrash dem woes away.”
HFNR: “Producing this track was a really cool process. We were listening to a heap of old Nirvana records early last year when we created the first incarnation of the track. It was super dark and grungy, completely different vibe to the final song. When we revisited it a few months later I ended up flipping it on it's head entirely and giving it an dancehall/afrobeat vibe. The chorus got recorded during our trip to LA and to finish things off I added in the guitar riff that's played throughout. I'm really excited to put out a song that features myself playing a live instrument. It's easy to get carried away with all the electronic sounds you can create today so I think adding in something real always gives a song that extra dimension that's sometimes missing.”
LIES is a catchy, climactic new hit from the rising urban pair that brings fresh, summer vibes along with it.