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Approved: Moss Kena

By | Published on Thursday 15 February 2018

Moss Kena

Moss Kena first started drawing attention to herself with a 2016 rework of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’. Since then, there’s been little music available publicly, and even less biographical information. Behind the scenes, though, things are moving forward. She’s signed to Ministry Of Sound to release her debut EP – ‘Found You In 06’ – next month, and in January she allied with Warner/Chappell on her publishing.

And this week the video for recent track ‘Square One’ arrived, it being the first single from the EP, and also her first proper solo single. Of the lyrics, Kena says: “We pay the cost but we don’t know what the price is. In all aspects of life sometimes being back at square one is a blessing in disguise. Re-evaluate and feel the power in moving on”.

The video is directed by dance choreography Holly Blakely, who says of the result: “[It’s about] ambiguity and the idea that we never find where power truly lies. It moves on and on, nobody knows where it stops or where it began”.

It’s an impressive video, doing a lot of heavy lifting for an artist with little other visual representation at this stage. But it doesn’t overshadow Kena’s arresting voice, which stands out from everything else.

Watch the video for ‘Square One’ here:

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