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GENESIS OWUSU LAUNCHES A NEW ERA WITH 'GTFO'

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Image: Bec Parsons.


Acclaimed musician Genesis Owusu has returned, treating us to his new single, GTFO. Serving as the first taste of new music since the release of the expanded version of his critically acclaimed and award-winning debut album, Smiling With No Teeth, Owusu is continuing his meteoric rise with another superb offering.


The down-tempo release offers spoken word verses from the musician, drawing you in with his deep and captivating tones, atop beguiling analog melodies that unfurls within atmospheric production. Eerie choral harmonies join Owusu in the songs chorus, chanting "get the fuck out". Directed by Rhett Wade-Ferrell aka Uncle Friendly, the songs visual follows the musician as he descends into a frenzy trying to capture a cockroach on the loose.



"There are many people like Roach. Strugglers, doing whatever they can to get through hell and high water. Bankruptcy, depression, sickness; God himself can try to stand in the way, but a struggler has to keep struggling. And a Roach has to keep Roaching. Even when it's told to GTFO." the musician shares. "SWNT SZN OVER, NOW GTFO."


Later this week, Owusu will take to the stage at Spin Off Festival in Adelaide, before making his Splendour in the Grass debut this Sunday in Byron Bay. He'll then return to North America to support Glass Animals and Khruangbin on their respective tours, and will also take to the stage at Lollapalooza Festival, This Ain't No Picnic Festival, For_Mat Festival and Austin City Limits. The musician will then return to Australia to support Tame Impala on their national tour this October, before travelling the country on the festival circuit, performing at Spilt Milk, Lost Paradise and Falls Festival.



Late last year, Owusu took home four out of his eight nominations at the 2021 ARIA Awards, including Album Of The Year for Smiling With No Teeth, Best Hip Hop Release Presented By Menulog, and Best Independent Release Presented by PPCA. Best Cover Art was also awarded to Kofi Ansah and Bailey Howard for their work on the albums imagery. The musician recently wrapped up his Australian and North American legs of the Smiling With No Teeth Tour, performing to sold out crowds across both continents. Read our review of Owusu's Sydney performance here!


GTFO is out now!


GENESIS OWUSU 2022 LIVE SHOWS

Tickets


AUSTRALIA

Jul 22 Adelaide, SA, Australia - Spin Off Festival

24 July - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Splendour in the Grass


NORTH AMERICA

Jul 28 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater (supporting Glass Animals)

29 July - Chicago, IL, USA - Lollapalooza Festival

29 July - Chicago, IL, USA - Lollapalooza Official After Party

Aug 02 Toronto, ON - Coca-Cola Coliseum (supporting Glass Animals)

Aug 03 Cincinnati, OH - Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center (supporting Glass Animals)

27 August - California, USA - This Ain't No Picnic Festival

24 September - Austin, TX, USA - Germania Insurance Amphitheater (supporting Khruangbin)

25 September - Bentonville, AR, USA - For_Mat Festival

27 September - Denver, CO, USA - Civic Center Park (supporting Khruangbin)

29 September - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Brooklyn Bowl (supporting Khruangbin)

1 October - Mesa, AZ, USA - Mesa Amphitheatre (supporting Khruangbin)

2 October - Santa Fe, NM, USA -The Santa Fe Opera (supporting Khruangbin)

7 October - Austin, TX, USA - Austin City Limits

14 October - Austin, TX, USA - Austin City Limits


AUSTRALIA

18 October - Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre (supporting Tame Impala)

20 October - Sydney, NSW, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena (supporting Tame Impala)

22 October - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Rod Laver Arena (supporting Tame Impala)

23 October - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Rod Laver Arena (supporting Tame Impala)

26 October - Adelaide, SA, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (supporting Tame Impala)

29 October - Perth, WA, Australia - RAC Arena (supporting Tame Impala)

26 November - Canberra, ACT, Australia - Spilt Milk

3 December - Ballarat, VIC, Australia - Spilt Milk

4 December - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia - Spilt Milk

27-28 December - Glenworth Valley, NSW, Australia - Lost Paradise

29 December - Lorne, VIC, Australia - Falls Festival

31 December - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Falls Festival

7-8 January - Fremantle, WA, Australia - Falls Festival