Kweku Collins — Lonely Lullabies


Kweku Collins does not make music with the intention of being forgotten. The Chicago (Evanston) artist proves this with “Lonely Lullabies” — a twinkly, floating track with melodies that beg to subconsciously loop through your brain.

At the heart of the track is a beachy, downtempo guitar, accented by perfectly-placed piano flourishes. I’m a sucker for this kind of laid-back ambience, especially when coupled with the infectious melodies tossed throughout the song. It’s like Shwayze meets The Lytics, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Not to be overlooked is the fact that Collins has also managed to achieve an allusion level that many seasoned veterans would be envious of. Look out for Cincinnati funk legend Bootsy Collins, The Beatles, and Ross and Rachel. There’s even a Pimp C reference if you feel like counting Collins’ chopped-and-screwed bridge.

The ability to successfully hit every base without forcing it should be reason enough to keep an eye out for Kweku Collins. It takes a certain kind of artist to do so much with so little effort, and “Lonely Lullabies” is a rare example of just that.