Congolese-born, Montreal-based musician, songwriter, and DJ Pierre Kwenders has announced the release of a new album called José Louis and The Paradox of Love which will be out on April 29th 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). “PAPA WEMBA” is the first excerpt. Check the official video below.