With over 15 million streams across all platforms under his belt, Vancouver musician Kuba Oms returns to his Soul/R&B roots with his new single “None of Us Are Free.”

Kuba comments on the tune:

“This is my cover of the old Solomon Burke song ‘None of Us Are Free.’ It’s my first ever recorded cover, and we strived to be as authentic as possible during the recording process, really going for an early ’70s soul sound. I chose this song as the lyrics resonated deeply with me as there is so much suffering in the world, and this song can bring awareness to the power of empathy and compassion.”

Kuba enlisted some of Canada’s premier talent for his new soul project, including mixer Ben Kaplan (2020 JUNO Producer of the Year) and co-producer John Raham (Frazey Ford). Inspired by the old Motown sound, everything was recorded live off the floor, through vintage gear and straight to analog tape.

Following the release of his 2014 album, ADHD, which garnered two top 20 Canadian radio hits, Kuba took a hiatus from releasing music due to a tragic suicide in his immediate family.

He adds:

“I needed to take some time to grieve and to process and to really think about what is important to me. I can say that writing songs got me through those tough years. Then came the pandemic, and I dove headfirst into learning to produce in my home studio, something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’m excited to be back with this new sound, as it’s a true reflection of my musical spirit.”

Artwork for the single “None Of Us Are Free” by Kuba Oms
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