Artfully fusing jazz, hip hop, no wave and post-gospel soul, Genesis Owusu is an inventive and unique voice in the Australian music scene. Reference points jump wildly from The Clash to N.E.R.D., Prince to Solange Knowles, without feeling forced or incongruous. With a commanding live performance, for which Rolling Stone labelled him a “showman savant”, the 23-year-old creates music that is ambitious, experimental and cerebral. Drawing on his experiences as a Ghanian-Australian, he speaks to the relationship between racism, mental health and identity with urgency and honesty. Genesis Owusu’s genre-hopping sound is stylish and full of substance.