GAWVI, a name that is instantly recognizable to many within the world of hip-hop, marks a change in his musical career with the release of a dance-infused cut, ‘Late Nights,” out now via Reach Records.
Under the tutelage of Rodney Jerkins and Pharrell, GAWVI rose to prominence working on the Grammy nominated hip-hop album, ‘Anomaly’ by Lecrae, as well as on Andy Mineo’s Billboard 200 album, ‘Uncomfortable’. Having honed his craft over the past 5 years, receiving praise from Esquire to MTV, and support on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, GAWVI is now taking a defiant leap into a career as a solo dance artist with ‘Late Nights‘.
Beginning with a distinctly hip-hop quality, the introduction soon materializes into a 2-step chord driven build-up, before dropping into a fast-paced and uplifting chorus. Structurally running parallel to GAWVI’s journey as a producer – transitioning from hip-hop to dance – he employs a thumping kick and a jazz-flute top line to create this summers smash hit. The first single from GAWVI’s forthcoming ‘Lost In Hue‘ EP, and a taster of things to come, Late Nights will both surprise and excite GAWVI’s already loyal and far-reaching fan base. ‘Lost In Hue‘ is available on July 29th via Reach Records, and is the first of two EPs to be released from GAWVI this summer.