Quick Hitters:: Kae Sun - Outside The Barcode

Kae Sun - Outside The BarcodeThis is something you may already be aware of, but Ghana is a long way from Canada, not only in distance, but in many other immeasurable ways as well. After living in Canada for nine years, Toronto’s Kae Sun returned to the country of his birth and poured the emotion of that visit into songwriting as he toured the country.


Once he returned to Canada, Kae headed to the quiet of an Ontario farmhouse with his guitar to record the songs created during his voyage home. The result is Outside The Barcode, a small acoustic EP (four songs & one interlude) that is brimming with love, anger and hope. I mentioned Kae’s hip hop beginnings when I last posted on him, and this EP shows what a progression he’s made as a songwriter. While these songs are certainly raw, they are heartfelt and thoughtful, while also perfect for singing along to.


As the name of the EP suggests, Kae Sun doesn’t seem to be interested in the commercialized aspects of music, but rather making something will strike a chord with people and perhaps get them thinking whilst they hum along. So whether Kae is quietly sharing tales of reconnecting with his friends & family (Firefly Dance) or picking up the pace a bit to sing of the changes needed in his homeland (When The Pot, Weh-Weh), Kae Sun sounds like the kind of voice Canadian music needs more of. So get Outside The Barcode (literally) and grab the EP for free.


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MP3:: Kae Sun - Firefly Dance
Web:: www.kaesunmusic.com


Video:: Kae Sun - When The Pot




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