SUN FROM KIBERA (EP) - PHINOSHEY

SUN FROM KIBERA (EP) - PHINOSHEY

Phinoshey has been on our radar for some time now, and at 16 tracks long, his debut album is a stubborn proclamation that the Kibera native is here, and he’s here to stay. 🌟 One song after another, Sun From Kibera is a charismatic, sun-soaked entrance that utilizes a soulful and sonically exploratory charm to keep listeners entertained throughout, and the result makes up for a very interesting and endearing piece of work. ☀️ Concise in length and relentlessly energetic in sound, this project is an absolutely brilliant introduction to his simplistic yet flavourful old school nature, that comes heavily inspired by his direct surroundings. 🌻 It also provides a intriguing look into the intersection between music and life — a blurred line which he communicates by translating his trials and tribulations directly into songs for listeners to resonate with. 🎧✨ The result is a reflective, hopeful & thought-provoking project, and while i enjoyed some songs more than others (‘Hey’, ‘Mos Mos’ & Mtaa’ being personal favourites), lyrically throughout, he remains introspective. 🎙 While sonically, his dusty instrumentals, slow-burning samples and friendly skits explore worlds of their own creation, all without compromising the themes of quality or honesty within his own storytelling. 🎹 He also comes to terms with the realities of life on songs like ‘Mr. Officer’, and it presents his frustrations and lessons learned in an engaging sonic atmosphere, creating a lasting impression in any listener’s head. 💎 That said, the release of a debut project is a moment of graduation for any artist, and with 16 songs of pure storytelling that blurs the lines between a myriad of different genre elements such a jazz, hiphop, lo-fi, thus making for a very remarkable piece of inspired artistry that’s definitely worth a listen and some heavy appreciation. 👏🏾