Kedus today returns with his brand new single and music video Ballroom Bop, out now via db music / Warner Music Australia. Held down by a jangly groove, Kedus’ effortlessly smooth vocals provide the perfect soundtrack to the stunning old-Hollywood inspired visual, created with frequent collaborator JAEN.
Reflecting on the track’s creation, Kedus notes “my bro Soulis cooked up the beat and sent it to me and as soon as I heard it I loved it. I then recorded a melody at my stu and wrote to it and then re-recorded the vocals, and this came out of it.”
With praise from the likes of Acclaim, Life Without Andy, Cool Accidents, Tone Deaf, CADA, Soundcloud Radio and more, Kedus is captivating listeners with his versatility and evocative sound. His debut single Sunset Dream, released last year, peaked at #22 on the Spotify AU Viral Chart, clocked airplay on triple j and CADA, and saw Kedus named Apple Music’s Up Next Artist before releasing follow up single Konjo.
As a first-generation Ethiopian who was born and raised in Brisbane Australia, Kedus manages to reach a level of depth and introspection that extends beyond his 20 years. Although predominantly R&B centred, Kedus is inspired by all genres of music and doesn’t shy away from the challenge of originality. By artistically layering elements of soul, jazz, trap, hip-hop, dancehall, and indie, Kedus creates a musical experience both unique and familiar, with each track seamlessly transitioning into the next. You never know what you’re going to get from the young act and that is the unique excitement he creates.
Discovering his love for writing at the tender age of 11, Kedus immediately began working towards turning his dreams into reality, independently building his own home studio by 15. Since then, he has self-engineered 5 mixtapes and an EP which can all be found on his Soundcloud account.
After displaying his chapters of adolescence through his music, he is moving on to a new stage of life and creating new experiences that are sure to be reflected in his music to come. With each release, Kedus focuses on his trademark flowing vocals, acoustic melodies and atmospheric synths, but develops artistically through his exploration and delivery of his chosen themes and genres.
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