Kawehi releases first single on forthcoming EP

Kawehi's new EP "Robot Heart" is coming out later this month on July 15. Check out single "Anthem" compliments of The Music Ninja off the seven-song album.

Kawehi's new EP "Robot Heart" is coming out later this month on July 15. Check out single "Anthem" compliments of The Music Ninja off the seven-song album. by Nadia Imafidon

After a few months in the national spotlight, Lawrence one-woman band Kawehi is releasing her new EP “Robot Heart” on July 15. Best known for her innovative cover of “Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana, this album is entirely written by Kawehi and recorded at her studio in town. Get a taste of her latest with new single “Anthem” here.

The concept behind “Robot Heart” comes from Kawehi’s sci-fi influences to make music from the perspective of a female robot who wants to experience joy and disappointment like a human being. Launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, Kawehi made 10 times more than the original goal, thanks to overnight stardom in response to her viral Nirvana cover, which received worldwide attention since becoming a staff pick on Vimeo and popping up everywhere including People Magazine, Spin, Huffington Post, Elle and Esquire.

She is currently on tour, scheduled through the end of August, but if any Lawrencians want to catch her live, they will have to venture out to the Aug. 19 Botanical Gardens show in Wichita. No Lawrence gig this time around.

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