Watch Kawehi’s All-Vocal, Beatboxing Video “Anthem”
We’ve written a lot about singer/songwriter Kawehi in the past. What sets her apart from others is not only her socially conscious message, but also her unique way of showing the visual side of her projects. Her newest video, “Anthem,” is a single off her EP Robot Heart. The entire song was created with just her vocals, which gave her band member/collaborator Paul Wight the idea for the video. In the video, various boxes with Kawehi’s face sing different parts of the song.
As for the song itself, “Anthem” is an upbeat track about believing in oneself and conquering adversities. If that sounds deliriously positive, Kawehi says she wrote the song to offset the mostly bleak energy of Robot Heart. “I was thirsty for something positive,” she says. “And thus came the idea of ‘Anthem’ as a reminder that, yeah, we can be assholes at times, but as a race we are in charge of our own lives, and ultimately we can make a difference in the lives of others through generosity and compassion.”
Robot Heart is currently on sale via Bandcamp.