Discovery: Akuvi

Based in Norway with Norwegian-Ghanaian heritage, Akuvi is a pop and R&B artist who brings something of her roots to her music. Her latest tells the story of a complicated break up from a “situationship”, as she puts it. It’s called What We Are.

By Graeme Smith

The track starts is a suitably gloomy fashion, with long notes and traces of static in the background. Akuvi’s vocals float in, at once reinforcing the mood while lifting it. The tempo of her delivery suddenly changes up, providing some interesting texture in a track that has a lot of hidden depth. All the while, the emotion of the story never gets lost.

What We Are is a beautiful introduction to an artist who I’ll be keeping an eye on. You can check it out below.