Watch: Genesis Owusu - Leaving The Light
Multi-award winning Ghanaian-Australian artist announces his highly anticipated sophomore album with a raucous new single & video
Image credit: Bec Parsons
The Genesis Owusu news many of us have been waiting for is finally here, with the follow-up to his acclaimed, award winning 2021 debut album Smiling With No Teeth announced today, with STRUGGLER set for an August 18 release.
Alongside the album announcement comes new single Leaving The Light that sees Genesis further hone his party-starting brand of post-punk meets hip-hop while taking cues from dance music production, with the result an addictive & relentless cut that builds to an epic crescendo and resolution.
Meanwhile the video channels abstract science fiction vibes, with incredible costume design that sees Owusu trying to survive in a lava filled post-apocalyptic hellscape, with the visuals perfectly matching the song.
On top of all of this, Genesis has also announced a massive U.S. tour during October and November (as well as a handful of European shows), before returning back to Australia in December for what’s sure to be some massive post-album shows - see below for all Aussie dates, and give Leaving The Light a watch!
STRUGGLER AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Presented by OURNESS, triple j, Astral People & Handsome Tours
Supported by triple j
with Special Guests EARTHGANG*
Friday, 1 December 2023 - Ice Cream Factory, Perth WA
Friday, 8 December 2023 – Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, 9 December 2023 – UC Refectory, Canberra ACT
Thursday, 14 December 2023 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
Friday, 15 December 2023 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Saturday, 16 December 2023 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide SA
Pre-sales open 10am AEST Thursday, May 18
General on-sale opens 10am AEST Friday, May 19
For all ticket information, visit: https://www.genesisowusu.com/tour
*excluding Perth show