Moss Kena kickstarts 2023 with the irresistibly uplifting anthem ‘Light It Up’. The feel-good tune recalls hazy summer days, reflecting on Kena’s own troubled past and overcoming his struggles with addiction in order to bring light and love to the world. Listen HERE.
The British singer songwriter has attracted acclaim from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Zane Lowe, andLenny Kravitz. His mega-hit collaboration with Purple Disco Machine ‘Fireworks’ has been streamed well over 170 million times worldwide and counting and has been a multi platinum #1 radio hit across Europe. Not to mention his latest hit with Alle Farben “Forgot How To Love” which raced up the Airplay Charts in Germany.
‘Light It Up’ combines synth-pop inspired production with uplifting guitar hooks. Kena’s instantly recognisable vocals carry the listener on a sun-kissed melodic journey incorporating a catchy-as-hell chorus you’ll be humming along to immediately.
“‘Light It Up’ is about euphoric recall,” explains Kena, “It’s nostalgic; me remembering a time when I would go out seeking connection to music and to people. I was doing this to escape my reality of active addiction. I was trying to fool myself that I was happy but at the same time I was in love. And in love with music too. I was trying to reach a higher ground.”
“This song invites people to feel that feeling, when you’re in a crowd or at a festival and you just want it to last forever, you just feel love. It’s that love and togetherness that really lights up the world, without sounding too cliche that’s what we all need. And I hope this song takes you there.”
The song adds yet more weight to Kena’s impressive back catalog, which showcases an artist capable of moving from smooth R&B, to intelligently written pop, via hands-in-the-air dance anthems with unfathomable ease. With ‘Light It Up’, Kena demonstrates his ability to draw on the darkness from his own past and transform it into an overwhelmingly positive message to both inspire and encourage his growing community of fans.
Now with new found clarity in his life, Kena is about to embark on possibly his most exciting year of music to date with a collection of new songs ready to release, an EP due out in the spring and a return to the live stage which is where his music shines brightest; having already toured with icons including Lewis Capaldi, Bastille, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne.