"In our current #hashtag fueled media landscape, it is fairly hard for an artist to emerge outside of predetermined genre, social, or sonic signifiers. However, as an artist develops, sometimes they manage to chip away at the walls the media traps them in. With each project they are able to reinvent their aesthetic, while their work remains true to their identity as a creative person. We call these artists stars. In [Kae Sun]’s case we would have to call him a Black Star."
Born in Accra, Ghana, Kae Sun’s travels have taken him all around the world: Berlin, Toronto, NYC and Montreal to name a few. During his peregrinations, Kae has shaped his original while reassuringly familiar breed of African alternative music drawing on a large array of influences from synth-pop and indie folk to contemporary R&B and afrobeat.
Kae Sun broke out with 2013's Afriyie. The album's lead single, Ship and the Globe charted in Europe, Canada, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and totalling more than 6 millions streams on all platforms. Touring took him across Canada, to Germany, and to Harlem for The Apollo's Africa Now Festival and Yale University's inaugural contemporary art festival.
2017 saw him release the EP Canary in March, a collection of songs that caught the attention of numerous press outlets from CBC to Okay Africa, leading to a headlining show at Festival Nuits d'Afrique in Montreal in July.
Watch Stalk, the first single and video from his upcoming full-length record to be released in March 2018 via his label and artist collective Moonshine.