Music & Other Drugs have stumbled upon another great act from London who goes by the name Miles From Kinshasa. The London R&B artist has released his electric single, “IVRY” with a video to accompany it. It is his debut song and we are really feeling this one. The singer was born in Democratic Republic of Congo and grew up in South London. His video is paying homage to his childhood trips to Paris. He recently told The Fader:
“It’s a homage to an area in the suburbs of Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine) where I spent a lot of my childhood/adolescent holidays seeing that same youthful frustration, searching and lack of direction displayed in the movie La Haine. Imagine a blend of Hubert, Vinz and Sayid [La Hainecharacters] in one person…that’s who the character in the video is. Seeking a higher power who urges him to wait and that everything will be fine, but the sociopath, wide-eyed naivety in him and his self-awareness won’t allow him to, so he’s coming to take what he feels he deserves—with no remorse (balaclava), but he’s coming to do it in style (dancing).”
Miles from Kinshasa displays his self-directed video to the song “IVRY” and we think that it is something worth watching. We are looking forward to more of what he has in store. Check out his debut song and video below.