“the track is an introspection into self love, self respect and self worth”
Kasai blends the ethereal and delicate vocals reminiscent of 90s/00s R&B with snappy sister solidarity on her summer single “Pretty Boys” featuring close friend and collaborator Joey Bada$$. The track is a battlecry and an instruction, telling all ‘pretty boys..stop playing my girl’ – she backs her friends when the cute looking guys come with not so cute intentions.
However, new single ‘Habits’ takes a seasonal shift and looks inward. Released at the beginning of this month and prompted by a breakup, the track is an introspection into self love, self respect and self worth – written and produced in the cosy confines of her bedroom, with vocals recorded in her wardrobe ‘soundproofed’ by coats and jackets.
We caught up with the singer-songwriter at Basement HQ to talk about her new single, personal style, streetwear culture and why she reps so hard for West London.
What were your earliest musical influences and how old were you when you first experimented with music?My Family – my mum used to play guitar and sing for us. My brother used to play instruments, we’d do little sessions at home together. My mum would sing, my brother played guitar and my other brother played piano. My dad also used to play music really loud every Friday night with a drink by himself
Photos and Questions: Liv Jank
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