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Y'akoto 'Perfect Timing'

Ghanaian-German afro-folk vocalist Y'akoto drops the video for 'Perfect Timing' off her forthcoming studio album 'Moody Blues'


German-Ghanaian afro-folk singer Y'akoto has a deeply soulful voice tinged with echoes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse that shines through on her latest offering "Perfect Timing." Serving as the lead single off her forthcoming album Moody Blues, "Perfect Timing" is a bittersweet admission of lost love and missed opportunities. The track's accompanying video casts the 26-year old vocalist as the Pied Piper of Accra as she rides through the city assembling a motley crew to join the ranks of her bike gang (comprised of none other than the crazy talented Flat Land Boys, a local BMX crew that previously showed off their skills in Blitz The Ambassador's "Make You No Forget" video). The impromptu vibe of the visuals helmed by South African director Lukas Kuhne also highlights Y'Akoto's vision behind the track: "I wrote 'Perfect Timing' for all the folks who believe in being and living in the moment. I missed the perfect timing a lot of times in my life but I chose to let go and enjoy the sweetness of being here." Watch the video below and pre-order Moody Blues available August 22nd on iTunes.

 

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