Artist info

Genre

Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Ari Lennox, Sade, Maya Angelou, Mahalia


Influences

Ari Lennox, Maya Angelou, Billy Chapata, Sade, Miles Davis, Kaiit, Sampa The Great


Unearthed artists we like

Sampa The Great, Kaiit


Website

www.akosia.com

Bio

Raised in the suburbs of Melbourne by her Ghanaian parents, AKOSIA has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her parents’ love for music, literature and passion for teaching inspired Akosia to explore her work through poetry, and as she continued to put feelings to paper, the singer-songwriter honed her vulnerable and emotive writing style and vocal power. Long inspired by the lyrical prowess of Maya Angelou and Billy Chapata, as well as the music of Sade and Miles Davis, Akosia’s eclectic and melodic harmonies are uniquely her own as she navigates pairing meaningful storytelling with soulful sensuality. After releasing her debut single, “Don’t Say” in 2019, Akosia has been introduced by Tones and I in the recent Victoria Together initiative, The State Of Music, and performed alongside peers including Soju Gang and Mai at the Blue Black Beats Festival from Melbourne’s Immigration Museum. Harbouring a musical patchwork of influences, “Speechless” is equally dynamic visually as it is sonically. A clear representation of Akosia’s talent as a creative shape shifter, a polymath and triple-threat; actress, model, as well as a singer-songwriter, indulge in the emotive vibrations of “Speechless” and become well acquainted with the next big voice in Australian music.

Review

Review by Tyrone Pynor Tyrone Pynor

10 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

Will happily isolate with this song on repeat! The low vocals at the beginning drew me in straight away, so much so as soon as that first "hey" hit I immediately responded out loud "hi". By the time I hit that beat switch up, Akosia had me in a soulful trance.

Will happily isolate with this song on repeat! The low vocals at the beginning drew me in straight away, so much so as soon as that first "hey" hit I immediately responded out loud "hi". By the time I hit that beat switch up, Akosia had me in a soulful trance.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

breathy and intimate rnb from akosia! you might be blushing by the end of this it's so steamy.

breathy and intimate rnb from akosia! you might be blushing by the end of this it's so steamy.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

05 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

Sinking deeply into AKOSIA's energy and I'm never leaving. Vibey and golden!

Sinking deeply into AKOSIA's energy and I'm never leaving. Vibey and golden!