Kweku Collins is gearing up to release his Nat Love EP a week from tomorrow. The Chicago native is one of the most talented, melodic young musicians the hip-hop world, with contrasting vibes like “Ghost” and “Death Of A Salesman” sounding right at home coming from Collins. Humming, warbling basses paired with his ascending-then-descending vocals consistently provide for some of the more beautifully crafted music that appears on the DopeHouse.
Collins’ latest effort, “Ego Killed Romance,” pushes that boundary. Led by an innocent piano progression and heavy bass punches, the Closed Sessions signee is joined by fellow labelmate Jamila Woods to offer themes of crippling human interaction and relationships. “Oh, look at the people. Everyone’s small. Look what we’ve come to, who will save us?” Woods sings from an overhead point-of-view.
Stream “Ego Killed Romance” below, and pre-order Nat Love on iTunes.