WSTRN balance the rough with the smooth on debut single ‘In2’

Grant Brydon

3 years ago

By Grant Brydon

WSTRN-Press Shot

There’s been a gap in the market for an urban pop crossover act for a while now, and the latest group to take a shot at filling it are WSTRN, a West London trio who have an infectious new single ‘In2’ doing the rounds.

We posted the video back when it initially dropped, but the group, comprised of Akelle, Haile and Louis Rei, recently signed to Atlantic and ‘In2’ has been receiving radio support from the likes of 1Xtra and Kiss FM. Listeners are obviously clamouring to find out what it is, as it’s reached an impressive number 4 spot in the Shazam charts already.

With their careful balance of rough and smooth, R&B and hip-hop inspired sounds, it’s looking like the lads are onto a winning formula with this one. ‘In2’, which is produced by PARALLEL, was crafted during their first studio session together.

“We just all jammed together vocally and as artists so we knew this was something out of the ordinary,” says Akelle. “It was about remaining authentic and true to our roots but creating a fresh new sound”

Listen to the track below and look out for more from WSTRN in the future.