H_Art the Band’s debut album, Made in the Streets, has only been out for less than four months, but it’s so popular, it’s one of Kenya’s most successful releases of the year. The album imprints both a finely-calibrated yet emotionally-rich sound, which revolves around their ‘Love and Sacrifice’ theme. The trio; Mordecai, Kenchez and Skoko say the album’s name was inspired by their journey, while still forging the path into the music industry.
We sought to ask what they wanted the audience to take from the album, and for whom it was written for, “The album was written for anyone and everyone. If you listen to it from top to bottom, it’s a spiritual journey with an array of topics addressed including love, happiness, mental health and fun”, says the group, adding, “We have created a unique language and music best understood not by the mind, but by the heart.”
The album features acts including Victoria Kimani, Bensoul, Nyota Ndogo and Nigerian songstress, Seyi Shay.
The group has also been on tour promoting Made in the Streets. They have canvassed major towns in the country including Nakuru and Thika, with a great line-up of musical guest appearances such as Nviiri the Story Teller, Bensoul and Samidoh.
On how the response has been so far and whether they are seeing any perceptional change to local tours this year, H_art the Band reiterates, “We can’t say Kenya isn’t big on album tours because apart from Sauti Sol, no one has ever done a proper album tour. This is the narrative we want to change. Kenyans love their music and musicians and that’s our drive throughout this tour. And, so far we are loving the response.”
Download and Stream ‘Made in the Streets’ across major digital platforms and look out for the group in a town near you!
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