Essentials: “Prism” – VX Duse

In anticipation of his debut EP coming in October, rising London artist VX Duse releases “Prism.” A track grounded by its sincerity, “Prism” sees VX Duse get the most out of his uniquely tender voice. A London artist who’s parents hail from Colombia,  Duse often performs in a mixture of Spanish and English. It’s the blend of these two cultures that makes his music so unique, bringing Latin melodies and meshing them with instrumental elements prevalent in UK drill and the dark, modern wave of  R&B.

Duse is a thoroughly modern artist in this sense, seamlessly merging cultures and influences together to create a sound that embodies his personality, all the while adding in his own story to the lyrics. Together with the rest of VX Mob, the London music and fashion collective of which he is a part, VX Duse is putting himself on the map amidst the bustling South London music scene. The video for ‘Prism’ too was shot in South London, and features other members from VX Mob.

Speaking about the track, Duse says “the song “Prism” is about revisiting past emotions and reconnecting with your former self in certain moments of a relationship. It’s all about attempting to heal your scars and repairing the concept of love in one’s mind”, continuing; “The story is about eventually finding ‘the one’ and living in the moment with that person, feeling every bit of their love, just as if it were the first time that you fell in love.

The first official artist on Good as Gold, Duse’s upcoming EP (also titled Prism) will be the first release on the brand new label. The label is masterminded by Grammy-winning producer to the stars The Arcade (aka Kurtis McKenzie), who has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Snoh Aalegra amongst others. With vocals as unique as his background, VX Duse makes “Prism” a captivating listen for Good as Gold’s first official release, and only makes you more excited for the upcoming EP.

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