Name: Kae Sun
Where he’s from: Ghana-born, Toronto-based
When he started: 2009
Genre: Indie-pop, hint of soul
Sounds Like: A leisurely summer stroll
At the end of the day, there’s nothing like a good melody. Not much screams “melody” more than Ghanaian, spiritual roots, and the music of Kae Sun. The Ghana-born, Toronto-based singer/songwriter who writes music in part to be “closer to God” drops the sort of arrangements that can chill out the most high-strung of listeners.
His most recent single “Ship and the Globe” has one of the best melodies of 2012, yet you needn’t look for bells and whistles. The 70s-hearkening soul-pop groove — as well as his lilting jazzy singles on his debut LP Lion on a Leash and his EP Outside the Barcode – are pretty minimal, relying on Kae’s impressive vocal range and a melody that could probably underscore a religious experience. Or at least, keep your Sundays groovy.
Kae’s new video for “Ship and the Globe” is just as soothing as its score. Stream it below.