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Here's a Ghanaian Electronic Anthem For Late Nights and Early Mornings

Kae Sun premieres the hazy music video for "Treehouse"

We've been keeping tabs on Canadian-based Ghanaian singer and songwriter Kwaku Darko-Mensah Jnr. aka Kae Sun for years now. His unique blend of pop songwriting with indie rock, R&B and electronic influences has made him one to watch since his excellent last album, Afriyie, which earned him millions of streams.

Kae Sun is now readying the release of his upcoming record, Whoever Comes Knocking, which he's announcing with the music video for "Treehouse," a dark-yet-uplifting anthem for late nights and early mornings inspired by his neighborhood in Accra.

"Treehouse started with a rough electronic bass patch that my producer Joshua was messing around in an early session for the album," Kae Sun mentions. "At the time, I'd been talking with another friend about electronic ambient influences in some the older African music that we really liked. I was imagining like sparse, slow and moody textures in the music with more introspective almost spiritual lyrics like the come down from an afro-pop high. I jokingly coined a term for it, "neverending dawn."

"Sometimes in Dzorwulu (my neighborhood in Accra), you'd see the crowd of folks going to church and the folks who would just be leaving the club at like 7 AM. Wanted to make something for both moods. That's what I was hearing on the instrumental which became Treehouse. We put some moody guitars on there and just wrote something really direct and sort of melancholic."

Watch our premiere of the "Treehouse" music video, directed by Epher Heilland, above.

Whoever Comes Knocking will be out via Moonshine on March 2.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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