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Awen captivates with debut album

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Redemption

"A healing process long overdue."

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Working with a far-reaching selection of producers including revered talents Cehashi, Enoo Napa, Candy Man, and Liva K – as well as rising stars Statix, Kingflava, Demaya and Kaargo – Awen shows her willingness to take musical risks in a quest to conjure fresh and unexpected sounds from fresh sonic perspectives.

These collaborations coupled with the sincerity of her approach and gravity of her lyrical and vocal performance ensures Redemption is genuinely memorable and bursts with tantalising surprises.

Awen states “I started this album thinking I was writing it for my son. I wanted to tell him about his ancestors, the grandparents that he will never meet. Also, about myself, the struggles that I had growing up. Maybe my songs would help him feel understood and see one day. With the writing of each song, I realised that I was actually, going through a healing process that was long overdue.”

Displaying power and vulnerability, stunning musicality, and luminous vocal performance throughout, the album shows Awen in dazzlingly unfettered creative form, the collection she presents here is nothing short of unforgettable.

Written by: Drums Radio Team

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