Emerging talent Kanda shares ‘Unanswered Questions’: Shaping feelings into song

It's a deep dive into Kanda's own experiences of love lost, expressing the void left behind that can't be filled with anything but memories.
12 February 2024

At just 19 years old, the Coventry-based singer/songwriter Kanda has emerged as a powerful force of emotion and narrative, blending exceptional vocal skill with profound lyrical insight. Earning recognition from the BBC, Channel 4, and MOBO, Kanda is on the brink of releasing his newest single, Unanswered Questions, a song that explores the depths of emotional distress and the challenge of moving on from a past relationship.

Accompanied by a music video set to make as much of an impact as the song itself, Unanswered Questions is a deep dive into Kanda’s own experiences of love lost, expressing the void left behind that can’t be filled with anything but memories. Kanda’s fans will instantly recognize his distinctively powerful and raspy voice, which moves seamlessly between smooth raps and deeply emotional choruses, revealing the struggle of clinging to the past.

Directed by the skilled Dan Hart, the music video for Unanswered Questions is expected to be a visual spectacle that further enriches the song’s emotional layers with breathtaking visuals and sharp contrasts. The video navigates through Kanda’s solitary nights and the vivid recollections of moments with his former girlfriend, intensifying the sense of her absence. With its use of drone footage, visual effects, and scenic views, the video aims to be an extraordinary cinematic experience that enhances the song’s storyline.

After the success of Latino Heat, a vibrant collaboration with world-renowned Panjabi MC, Unanswered Questions signifies Kanda’s expanding influence in the music scene. This track not only demonstrates his musical versatility but also his ability to attract a significant following, evidenced by the impressive streaming numbers. His partnership with the Suicide Prevention Charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) underlines his dedication to leveraging his art for social good, earning recognition and features on BBC 1Xtra.

The trajectory of Kanda’s career in music has been truly impressive, marking him as a standout artist in the contemporary scene. Named a BBC C&W Artist of the Month and BBC Asian Network Artist of the Week, featured across BBC R6 and Amazing Radio, chosen to perform at the 2021 MOBO Awards Press Launch, appearing on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, and reaching the finals of the Open Mic UK 2020 Competition where he performed at the iconic O2 Arena, his accolades speak volumes of his talent and the impact he’s already made at such a young age.

Kanda ​is weaving his experiences and emotions into a tapestry that resonates with anyone who has ever faced the agony of letting go. With each note, Kanda invites listeners into his world, offering solace through shared pain and the beauty of music’s healing power.