Discovery: Kai Straw

Kai Straw is an American R&B artist whose raw and expressive new track Enemy caught my ear.

By Graeme Smith

Enemy is stripped back, introducing the barest of bass, percussion and piano to support Kai’s gruff vocals. It’s a really effective composition. There are no bells and whistles, just pure emotion and the skeleton of a groove, reflecting on the desolate end of a broken relationship.

Though the current pandemic has put a pause on many things, it pressed play on Kai’s music career. He had used the loss of his job as the reason to go into music full-time and we’re all richer for it. Check out Enemy below.