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Nicolas Kanza: “Green Light”

By: Emma Kopelowicz
June 07, 2020

Dutch-African singer-songwriter Nicolas Kanza wants to make sparks fly on the dance floor with his sultry new release, “Green Light.”

Kanza has been singing since he was a little kid and eventually grew up to perform in front of a global audience on the Dutch TV competition, Best Singer-Songwriter. From then on, Kanza’s career took off and now he cowrites with notable musicians like the Dutch producer Jarreau Vandal. Kanza’s silky smooth vocals and nostalgic melodies recall the glory days of 90’s R&B. His style could be compared to early Usher or more recent acts like Jidenna, but that would be doing a disservice to Kanza’s unique musical flair. 

“Green Light” is a light and fun pop song that also feels solid and self-assured. Blending synths, acoustic guitar, and some Latin-inspired melodies, Kanza builds finely calibrated rhythms which he layers with his blissful vocals. His suave performance oozes confidence and keeps you hanging on to every word. “But she got 15 minutes/You know what you want (yeah)” Kanza serenades the vixen who brushes off every other guy’s passes. The tension is rising, but Kanza remains cool and collected on “Green Light.” Stream it below, and tell us what you think of it on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine. Feel free to connect with our writer as well: @emkopel!

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