"a Minor Life" by sir Was
This week we're featuring sir Was! Growing up in a tiny village on the western coast of Sweden, Joel Wästberg had an early career as a jazz saxophonist that led to studying in Gothenburg (where he lives now) and an influential time at the University of Kwasulu-Natal in South Africa. From there Joel started focusing more on drums, and immersed himself in discovering pan-African rhythms & sounds, traveling through Mozambique and Zimbabwe, finding musical inspiration all along the way. The resulting range of styles is as uncommon and refreshing as Joel's story might suggest. sir Was is intricate without feeling complex, with driving beats and dynamically varied instrumentation weaving throughout. Check out the video for his debut single a Minor Life!