Congolese-American Songwriter Miloe Connects The African Diaspora With ‘Where U Are’

March 2, 2022

Loma Vista (Soccer Mommy, Local Natives, St. Vincent)’s  latest signing Miloe née Bob Kabeya releases the first single, ‘where u are,’ which follows Greenhouse EP (2020) and hit single ‘Winona,’ that was later reimagined featuring Jamila Woods and Vagabon, garnering critical press from Stereogum, Paste, Cool Hunting and more. ‘Where U Are’ is a glittering, bouncy track, accompanied by a video co-directed by Samson Melkamu and Sawyer Brice. The beautiful new video captures the immigrant experience, it opens with footage of Miloe, his three brothers and mother being reunited (under the Family Reunification Act) with his father at Minneapolis St. Paul Airport after three years apart due to political conflict in the Congo. The heart-rending video is a stunning reflection on Miloe’s family life in America, and how it has affected his work as a musician. 

On the track, Miloe says “I was feeling down and wanted to make a dance song to get some positive energy in me. I’m kinda singing to myself so it feels like it’s about self love, acceptance and finding joy within.”

Miloe is the musical project of Bob Kabeya, a 21-year old artist based in Minneapolis. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bobby was raised by musical parents who met through the church choir during college and taught him to play the piano at the age of six.