David Kofi is a London-based artist and instrumentalist who makes music influenced by Gospel, Jazz, RnB & Neo-Soul. His love for music started when he was introduced to Gospel music at age 13, although he began piano training at age 8.
Last year, David released a 2 track EP ‘Kokoro’. A Japanese word connecting Heart, Mind and Soul, the principles that guide his creativity and music. He aims to connect with the listener on a deeper level, putting in the time to make sure his art portrays his emotions and love for the craft.
His latest project ‘Kokoro II’ is a follow up to the first installment of ‘Kokoro’ which was released in September 2021. Kokoro II features more live instruments such as drums, bass guitar, percussion, violin and cello. His new EP has been created to provide comfort to the listener, embedded with captivating melodies that you can help but vibe to. There is a Japanese theme throughout this project.The inspiration for the titles come from an appreciation of the Japanese language, David feels like words in Japanese often describe moments and feelings that English can not.
“I feel like my music has been about finding myself and realising what I want out of life or who I want to become; and the titles describe that.”
The two tracks on the EP also have Japanese title influences. Track one ‘Nozomu’ translates ‘to wish/hope for’. Track two ‘Lenikaeru’ translates ‘come back home’.
In 2014, David released his debut EP Galaxy, comprising of 5 jazz instrumentals & the feature song, “I’ll Follow You (feat. Ethel Baffoe) “
In 2016, following the release of the Galaxy, David was nominated for the “best jazz/blues” act at the Unsigned Music Awards in Troxy, London. https://www.musicweek.com/talent/read/unsigned-music-awards-reveals-nominations/066158
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