Genesis Owusu has announced his highly anticipated second album, ‘STRUGGLER’, along with a new single and music video.

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Announced today (18th May), ‘STRUGGLER’ is set to arrive on 18th August via Ourness/AWAL – pre-order the album here. ‘STRUGGLER’ is accompanied by a new single, ‘Leaving The Light’, and its music video.

The Bose x NME C23 artist’s forthcoming album will act as a thematic sequel to his debut album ‘Smiling With No Teeth’. While ‘Smiling With No Teeth’ depicted Owusu’s struggles with depression and racism, ‘STRUGGLER’ will see him struggle to overcome his demons.

Genesis Owusu said of the album via a press release: “The fighter runs through an absurd world with no ‘where’ or ‘why’ at hand. Just an instinctive inner rhythm that calls out to them to survive plague and lightning from above. A shell just remains keep roaching.”

Genesis Owusu’s ‘STRUGGLER’ cover. Credits: Press

The track list for Genesis Owusu’s ‘STRUGGLER’ is:

1. ‘Leaving The Light’
2. ‘The Roach’
3. ‘The Old Man’
4. ‘See You There’
5. ‘Freak Boy’
6. ‘Tied up!’
7. ‘That’s Life (A Swamp)’
8. ‘Balthazar’
9. ‘Stay Blessed’
10. ‘What Will Come Will Come’
11. ‘Stuck To The Fan’

Owusu has also announced a world tour which will see him perform in North America, Europe and Australia later this year. The tour runs from October 12th to December 16th, ending with six shows in Australia. Owusu will be supported by EarthGang while on tour in Australia.

Presale tickets for Genesis Owusu’s NA and Australia tour dates are now live, with general sales beginning Friday (May 19) at 10 local time. There will be no advance ticket sales for his European tour, with general tickets on sale at 10.00 local time. Tickets can be purchased here.

Genesis Owusu’s 2023 ‘STRUGGLER’ tour dates are:

12 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
13 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
14 – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
15 – Thunderbird Café & Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
17 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
18 – Le Studio TD – Montreal, QC
19 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
20 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
21 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
25 – Union Stage – Washington, DC
27 – Visulite Theater – Charlotte, NC
28 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
29 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
31 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX

01 – The Studio at the Factory – Dallas, TX
03 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
06 – Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, California
07 – The Independent – ​​San Francisco, CA
09 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
10 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
11 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
15 – Heaven – London, UK
16 – Café de la Danse – Paris, France
17 – Hole44 – Berlin, Germany

01 – The Ice Factory – Perth, Australia
08 – Festival Hall – Melbourne, Australia
09 – UC Refectory – Canberra, Australia
14 – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane, Australia
15 – Hordern Pavillion – Sydney, Australia
16 – Hindley Street Music Hall – Adelaide, Australia

Earlier this year, Genesis Owusu took part in the Bose x NME C23 project, where Owusu and other artists shared previously unreleased tracks for a special mixtape along with a live showcase at SXSW. For his contribution, Owusu shared the track ‘Hole Heart’.

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