SINGLE REVIEW: Genesis Owusu – Leaving The Light

Genesis Owusu is stepping into a brand new era with the release of his sophomore album “STRUGGLER” slated for August 18, alongside the announcement of a national tour happening throughout December. But obviously he also has to share some new music, and he’s done that with the release of the brilliant lead single “Leaving The Light”. 

Packed with the signature Genesis Owusu punch, “Leaving The Light” has a rhythmic urge that immediately captivates you and commands your full attention. Reminiscent of “The Other Black Dog”, “Drown”, and “Don’t Need You”, the Ghanian-Australian artist delivers a pulsating production that harnesses curated chaos and confident energy. Led by a run of bass notes and experimental electronic production, he brings this bold rap delivery that captures the power behind his lyrics. 

Reflecting on survival and perseverance, this track heralds a strength and confidence that feels important to the emotional identity of the song. While sonically it may be this upbeat stomper, there is a triumphant attitude that pulls everything together and makes it an instant Genesis Owusu classic. It’s also one that is going to become an immediate favourite in his live show. 


Friday 1 December – Ice Cream Factory, Perth WA

Friday 8 December – Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC

Saturday 9 December – UC Refectory, Canberra ACT

Thursday 14 December – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD

Friday 15 December – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW

Saturday 16 December – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide SA