A DopeHouse favorite, Kweku Collins is appearing every week with new material, and it’s not the same sounds over and over, either. After dropping the dark, drugged-out “Hoopdi” last week, The Chicago crooner/emcee follows with “Memorial,” a self-produced, vibraphone-led soothing cut.
Premiered by PAPERMAG, Kweku told them “Memorials” was made “as a way of making myself say things I’d only ever thought.” The song follows the Chicago artist on a mysterious journey with someone (or, for deeper though, a journey representing his career), not recognizing everything around him, and he just wants to make sure his mom knows he loves her, no matter what happens. Kweku Collins is bubbling, and his future will consist of plenty of unknown, but dude seems ready to tackle them — just as long as mom knows he’s good.
Listen to “Memorials” below.