WSTRN are three singers and rappers from west London, known to their moms as Louis Rei, Haile and Akelle. They've just signed to Atlantic Records, and they might have turned your head over the last few weeks with their single "In2" on U.K. radio. Over an L.A.-style bounce, the three swap flirty verses in what Louis describes over email to The FADER as "the perfect blend of rough and smooth." Though "In2" has the kind of hook that feels almost instantly familiar, it came out of the group's first ever writing session together. "We just all jammed together vocally," explains Akelle, also via email. "We knew this was something out of the ordinary. It was about remaining authentic and true to our roots but creating a fresh new sound." Listen exclusively below.
September 14, 2015