Lost in My Boots
Minf of a Genius
the black experience is like a one-way relationship in chillwave r&b artist kwaye’s latest single “lost in my boots”
By Sound Check
December 12, 2017
Many have explored how the Black American experience has many parallels to an abusive relationship. Now, chillwave R&B artist KWAYE has brought this theory to the music studio, releasing a gorgeous song that at first glance appears to be a haunting exploration of relationship woes, but is also an ode to the experiences of Black people.
“’Lost in My Boots’ came to me at point where I was losing faith in my relationship, and fearing the worst,” KWAYE explained. “I in turn placed myself in my partners shoes. I imagined the hurt, the betrayal, and the heartbreak they would feel if I was to end it all, and the strength and perseverance I believed they would have to get through it all. The song is also a lyrical ode to the African American experience, better days that have been promised and broken throughout history, plus the strength and excellence in spite of these adversities.”
The Zimbabwe-born, London-raised KWAYE originally caught our attention with his first two singles Cool Kids” and “Little Ones“, and with “Lost in My Boots” he proves that his talent is no aberration. Sporting a infectious melody that shows off the 23-year-old’s impressive range, “Lost in My Boots” is both a musical and philosophical accomplishment worthy of praise.
You can also check out the artists latest video for the track “Jasmine” below!
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