From her debut EP, 2016’s sweet asl. to 2018’s 4U, and her anticipated album Next To The Sun, KAINA has continued to push this narrative through her brand of sweet-hearted optimism, which she uses as a means to connect with and lift her listener’s spirit. From collaborating with peers like Saba, The O’My’s, and Sen Morimoto, and through multidisciplinary work around the city with various organizations, she has found a sound for herself that is gentle, yet full of intent.
About Sen Morimoto:
Motion is a defining feature of Morimoto’s artistry: Born in Kyoto and raised in Massachusetts, he came into his own after moving to Chicago several years ago. Now, he’s an active participant in a Windy City scene that also includes the Pivot Gang rap collective and the singer Kaina who is featured on Cannonball!, and he’s spoken openly about the way that artistic community has inspired him. While his raps are centered mostly on his own ideas and feelings, Morimoto’s impressive flow and nonchalant delivery contribute to the impression that he takes the music, but not himself, seriously.