Kawehi Anthem Music Video: Watch disembodied heads beatbox (VIDEO).

Kawehi’s New Music Video With Disembodied Heads Beatboxing Is One of the Best of the Summer

Kawehi’s New Music Video With Disembodied Heads Beatboxing Is One of the Best of the Summer

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Aug. 26 2014 9:12 PM

Kawehi Shares the Voices in Her Disembodied Heads for the “Anthem” Music Video

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Kawehi and her heads.

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Kawehi is a relative unknown who just made one of the best music videos of the summer. The video is for “Anthem,” and it features the Kansas-based artist singing at a bare table, removing her head at the end of each vocal track, and placing her disembodied cranium in a box where it continues its looped contribution to the song.

Beatboxing has never been a more apt term—by the song's end there are six boxes in all, and most have heads laying down beats in them. It’s a creative concept, and the song itself helps redeem the gimmick: “Anthem” is a soothing, almost angelic track, with some intricate vocal layering and a catchy melody. The cut is off Kawehi’s latest release, Robot Heart.

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