ATLANTA, Ga.—GAWVI, a name that is instantly recognizable to many within the world of hip-hop, marks a change in his musical career with the release of a dance-infused cut, “Late Nights”—out now via Reach Records. To listen to the single on this page, please click the “headphones” icon in the image above.
Under the tutelage of Rodney Jerkins and Pharrell, GAWVI rose to prominence working on the GRAMMY nominated hip-hop album, Anomaly by Lecrae (buy), as well as on Andy Mineo’s Billboard 200 album, Uncomfortable (buy). Having honed his craft over the past 5 years, receiving praise from Esquire to MTV, GAWVI is now taking a defiant leap into a career as a solo dance artist with “Late Nights.”
Beginning with a distinctly hip-hop quality, the introduction soon materializes into a 2-step chord driven build-up, before dropping into a fast-paced and uplifting chorus. Structurally running parallel to GAWVI’s journey as a producer—transitioning from hip-hop to dance—he employs a thumping kick and a jazz-flute top line to create this summer’s smash hit.
The first single from GAWVI’s debut EP, Lost In Hue, and a taste of things to come, “Late Nights” will both surprise and excite GAWVI’s already loyal and far-reaching fan base.
Lost In Hue, available digitally on July 29 via Reach Records, is the first of two EP’s to be released from GAWVI this summer.