Ghanaian-Australian singer, songwriter and producer sibling duo Kinder (comprising Savannah and Briony Osei) have shared their latest single, the liberating Keep Up.
Inspired by house music and feeling custom-made for the dancefloor, Keep Up is set to feature on their forthcoming EP, Akwaaba, which is set for release on 11th November. The track also follows on from the release of their recent EP Yenko, which arrived in May and featured the likes of A.GIRL and Gold Fang.
Ultimately, Kinder describe Keep Up as something of a full-circle moment. Falling in love with music at a young age while growing up in Maitland, NSW, Savannah found herself drawn toward piano, while Briony fell in love with dancing.
As teenagers, they became immersed in club culture, with DJ sets slowly turning into festival and stadium slots, and then onto formal releases. At the heart of it all though, they've never turned their back on their roots, simply using their music as a way to bring people joy, and to make them dance.
On Keep Up, this approach is more present than ever, with Kinder embracing classic pop hooks without disregarding their euphoric club foundations, resulting in a single that feels perfectly suited for their upcoming summer festival dates.
"When we made 'Keep Up', it was the first time we had worked, in real life, face to face with people since the lockdown," Kinder explain. "We made the record at Jono Ma’s studio in Byron Bay along with Jonti Danilewitz. They jammed out on their analogue synths whilst we came up with melodies.
"There were two ideas, we thought it was two different songs, so we came up with two very different melodies, but then they somehow we magically pieced both sections together," they add. "These very contrasting verses and chorus ideas somehow blended together and it just worked. The process was very improvisational."
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While 'Keep Up' will feature on the Akwaaba when it arrives next month, Kinder will celebrate its release with a number of upcoming festival appearances, including sets at the Summer Camp Festival in Sydney and Melbourne, Bathurst's VANFEST, Brisbane's MELT Festival, a show at Perth's Ice Cream Factory, and at Hobart's Club God in early January.
Kinder Live Dates
Saturday 5th November, 2022 – Summer Camp Festival, Sydney, NSW
Thursday, 10th November, 2022 – MELT Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, 12th November, 2022 – Summer Camp Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, 2nd December, 2022 – VANFEST, Bathurst, NSW
Thursday, 22nd December, 2022 – Ice Cream Factory, Perth, WA
Monday, 2nd January, 2023 – Club God, Hobart, TAS