KhakiKid has announced a new EP called Sand Bebé due August 4th, ahead of an upcoming Pitchfork Festival appearances in Paris and London this November.
The artist artist has released ‘Switching Tongues’, a second collaboration with Dublin artist Carsten2x, after their recent single ‘Underbite’.
‘Switching Tongues’ is a song about being in a volatile relationship – “being with someone you know is gonna cause problems and things are not going to be easy but you always seem to fall back in with them.”
“My favorite part of the song is the voice message I was sent by American country music legend Jake Owen. I’d been listening to him for years and one day I saw he followed me. I couldn’t believe it and I straight up asked him why he followed me and he left the voice message that’s now in the song. It’s kind of mad how far music can travel and the fact that my music has reached someone at his heights doesn’t seem real to me.”
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Having not been aware of his Arab-Irish heritage or his dad’s refugee story until his adult years, Abdu is determined to cultivate a sense of belonging amongst future generations of his community in Dublin.
“I’d love to be more attached to my Arab background, but it just didn’t happen in my life,” he says. “I feel like there are a lot of minority groups in Ireland that aren’t represented or spoken about, so I want to show that there are places for us to exist.”