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Cures and Curses sharpens their attack with 'Owe You Nothing'


In an era where genre-defying artists are regularly catapulted to mainstream success, 22-year old vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Akpojaro - the man behind Cures and Curses - finds himself pioneering a sound as unique as it is ready for global domination. A South London native, Akpojaro's sound draws influence from across the British musical landscape, from the lyrical dexterity and production of modern pop and hip-hop purveyors to the songwriting nous and guitar driven power choruses of his alt-rock and indie band contemporaries.

Following on from breakthrough singles ‘No Fun’ and ‘Fall Apart, Crash Together’, Cures and Curses returns this October with the anthemic ‘Owe You Nothing’; a rousing post-relationship battle cry that melds glitchy alt-pop with a stadium-sized rock chorus. The track, written, recorded and produced by Akpojaro, draws inspiration from a friendship gone sour, and showcases the artist’s knack for razor sharp lyricism and melodies, with a frenetic energy that begs for it to be blasted at loud volumes.

“I feel best when I’m writing from a position of power,” writes Akpojaro about the single. “The song deals with loss but it’s about empowering yourself in the wake of that. It’s me saying, ‘One day I’ll be better than I was, and you might see me differently, but I’ll be too far gone to see you at all’.” The single arrives with a fittingly vibrant video, also self-produced, which sees Akpojaro perform the song against a variety of distorted, visual backdrops, in an expansion of the project’s glitched out aesthetic.

Owe You Nothing’ is another urgent, bold signal of intent from an artist with both the talent and fortitude to be heard by the world. The future looks bright for Cures and Curses.

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