Kwesi Arthur explains the concept behind latest "Turn on the Lights" (VIDEO)

Almost a year since the release of his epic, boundary-breaking release “Live From Nkrumah Krom II: Home Run”, the Ghana-born global troubadour Kwesi Arthur returns with the lead single to his next move.

Kwesi Arthur on Beats 1

"Turn on the Lights" is a smooth, lilting urban wave banger that is designed to gently caress the ears and cleanse the soul.

It’s caramel-coated soundscape is enticing without being soppy, and addictive without being ovately pop. It's also about a very distinct, now-era feeling of loneliness.

It's a cry for companionship in an era of growing isolation, a quest for someone near – to touch, to hold – in a time when social distancing has turned into a buzzword overnight.

In an interview with on Thursday, April 9, Kwesi said the song is about “someone searching for someone.”

He continued: “It’s some searching for someone he/she can confide in and can stay with them through the thick and thin.”

Even though Kwesi Arthur refused to categorize the song (in a certain genre), he said it’s slightly a hip-hop jam.

He also revealed that he has other projects coming up after the coronavirus pandemic is conquered.

Stream the full song below.


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