Genesis Owusu Sings In The Colors of High Energy Black and Red Thought+Photos: Arooj Aftab at This Ain't No Picnic 8/27/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Genesis Owusu sings in the colors of high energy black and red. He walks onstage clad in a heavy black coat covered in red hands, surrounded by hype men in black masks and covered in chains, who eventually rip the coat off of him to reveal a tight red short suit with a black fishnet top reminiscent of 1980s Michael Jackson. Genesis gives off a flamboyant kind of sex appeal that is both feminine and masculine without androgyny. This ability to embody the gender spectrum fully comes out in his music, which somehow has the feel of an intense hardcore or hip hop show, while also sounding soft, melodic, and electronic.
At one point in the show, Genesis enters the pit to sing amongst the crowd. His music pumps the crowd up and down and at one point in the show, the mosh pit begins looking like a beating heart, or a slime fungus as it breaths in and out across the forest floor—beating, beating, beating, thumping, thumping, thumping. Genesis lowers the crowd to the ground and stands above them for a moment. Feeling like a demigod of music in the hot California sun…”
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