Characteristically poetic, acclaimed singer-songwriter KOF describes his sound as “Nu Soul dipped in an assortment of colours and flavours.” The sound of this young Liverpudlian has certainly been influenced by a myriad of styles and genres on his journey through music, experienced in the spirited way that many would argue only independent artists can do best.
Described by MOBO founder Kanya King as “one of the future voices of Soul,” KOF’s eclectic journey began in his childhood when he moved from Liverpool to London at the age of six. “Growing up wasn’t hard, but it wasn’t easy either,” he says. “It was a bit of a culture shock when I left Liverpool, but it opened my eyes and ears to so much. I spent my teenage years growing up in East London, to the backdrop of the rising House and Garage scene. Mum was always working and dad was always drinking, so I kept my head low fooling around with my friends on the estate – until turntables became affordable and I became a bedroom DJ.”