Congolese-born, Montreal-based musician, songwriter, and DJ Pierre Kwenders has released a new album called José Louis and The Paradox of Love which is out now via Arts & Crafts. Motivated by the intricacies of love, his songs weave together narratives from memories of the past, sketches of his hometown, and reflections on the future.

Seamlessly working across Congolese rumba, contemporary electronic music, pop-R&B, and jazz-infused progressions, The album features a range of global collaborators including Tendai Maraire (Shabazz Palaces), Branko (M.I.A., Buraka som Sistema), Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Michael Brun (J Balvin), and Uproot Andy (Poirier).

Check the ful streaming below.