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To celebrate her new single, Perth/Boorloo-based singer-songwriter Jewel Owusu shares her favourite songs to drink ‘American Honey’ to

We pick the hottest new acts so you can tell your friends you heard them first. Meet Perth/Boorloo-based singer-songwriter Jewel Owusu on her new single 'American Honey'.

Perth/Boorloo based singer-songwriter and producer Jewel Owusu has crafted an intergalactic, genre-bending dream on her latest single ‘American Honey’.

Born in Hong Kong, and growing up in New Zealand, the half Filipino-half Ghanaian musician eventually made her way to Perth, Western Australia – where her musical journey really began to blossom.

Across a handful of release, Jewel Owusu has emerged as one of Perth’s most exciting up and coming names – and an artist all keen music fans should have on their radar. Ever since dropping her debut single ‘Susie’ back in 2020, she has continued to forge her own path thanks to her breezy, genre-mixing sound.

Bringing together textures and elements from pop, indie, hip hop, rock, electronic, R&B, and more, her sound can only be described as uniquely and expertly Jewel Owusu.

After making a strong debut in 2020 with two stunning singles, the following year began with her six-track debut EP mantra, before a trio of singles cemented Owusu’s presence in the national music scene. Now on her second single of the year, ‘American Honey’, Jewel Owusu continues to push her sonic boundaries, further shaping – or should we say, smashing – any expectations a listener might have about what to expect from her next.

‘American Honey’ is an enchanting journey. Here she fuses honey-smooth textures of R&B, with big pop hooks, ethereal indie splashes, glittering laidback beats, and building to a trap-inspired drop – all held together by Owusu’s smooth, sweet vocal and relatable storytelling.

Jewel Owusu may have started songwriting when she was 13, but it wasn’t until 2020 – and the time spent in lockdown with other creative friends – that she took the opportunity to work on her music more. From there, she hasn’t stopped releasing tracks, playing shows, and turning heads in her direction.

With support from the likes of Spotify, MTV Australia, triple j, unearthed, Complex AU, Cool Accidents, Pilerats, and more, with every release Jewel Owusu continues to add to her growing list of fans.

American Honey is a drink that I quite like! It’s sweet and it’s the smoothest and easiest whiskey to drink. It’s a metaphor for a situation tasting good and feeling good at the time and being super convenient, but you know the aftertaste of having a casual situation with someone who doesn’t respect you is going to leave a lot of damage in your life.
PSA: I don’t encourage touching alcohol when in a low place or feeling sad about someone, but if I were drinking American Honey in a healthy mental space and wanted to retrieve certain feelings, these are the songs I would be listening to.

JEWEL OWUSU ON HER LATEST SINGLE ‘AMERICAN HONEY’

To celebrate the release of her new single, Jewel Owusu shares her favourite songs to drink ‘American Honey’ to.

Check out ‘American Honey’ by Jewel Owusu:

Jewel Owusu - American Honey

Jewel Owusu shares her favourite songs to drink ‘American Honey’ to:

Suzuki Saint – Tsunami

Suzuki Saint – Tsunami (Visualizer)

“This song would be in the playlist simply because I love it. I found this song on TikTok and the chill vibes are immaculate enough to consume any beverage to.”

Audrey Nuna – Long Year

“This song is super contemplative. I love this whole album, and I love how Audrey Nuna reflects on the year she has had and questions the place she is currently in. Similar thoughts that I would have whilst indulging in a glass of American Honey –reflecting on the year that’s been and the place I’m at currently with my life and relationships.”

Spencer. – Automatic

Spencer. – Automatic (Official Video)

‘You’ve been running round my mind all night babe / Leave me feeling hypnotised the right way / Loving you is problematic.’
I feel like this song fits a similar theme to my song ‘American Honey’. You know the person is bad for you, but you keep going back and keep thinking about them.”

Mali Jo$e – i ain’t scared to die soon

i ain't scared to die soon

“Existential crisis vibes to send you into some deep questioning about love and life.”

Amor ft Kayps – Smoke Rise

smoke rise ft. kayps (visualiser)

“This R&B track is the perfect mix of moody and sultry. Great late night vibes.”

Beau Diako x Emawk – Birthmark

Beau Diako – Birthmark ft. emawk

“This is another one of those songs that would be in the playlist simply because I love it. I am blown away by the production on this one.”

Jarrod Jeremiah – Stopped Talking To You

Stopped Talking To You

“This is the song I would listen to at the part of the night where I start finally coming to my senses and realising that I’m great on my own and I don’t need to be talking to anyone that doesn’t value me.”

Tobi Lou – I Was Sad Last Night I’m ON Now

tobi lou – I Was Sad Last Night I'm OK Now (Audio)

“Picture this – your cup of American Honey is all finished and you’re done being sad. These two songs would instantly put me in ‘I don’t give a damn’ mode and would help me carry on with the rest of my night.”

Kyle – Carefree

“Picture this – your cup of American Honey is all finished and you’re done being sad. These two songs would instantly put me in ‘I don’t give a damn’ mode and would help me carry on with the rest of my night.”

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