Twitch is the stage name of Prince Andor, the Accra-based singer and songwriter whose debut EP, Lost, mixes elements of Afrobeats, RnB, and pop to produce a sound he refers to as Coastal Music.
“[It’s] music you can dance to with your beer, with your partner, with a group of friends at the beach, or in the club,” he says.
His range of influences makes it an impossible mission to pin him down; Ebo Taylor, Osibisa, and Daasebre Gyamenah are among the greats he counts as having an impact on his style. The vocalist impresses throughout the punchy, four-track offering released in conjunction with Ground Up Chale.
The multiple ingredients that feed him, contribute in turn to his expansive sound. “Daada”, an instant classic, is a love letter to young people; “Chaskele”, a fearless yearning for closure after a failed romance. “Baby” comes face-to-face with the reality of romantic relationships, while “Distance” sets the scene for Twitch to set up shop and run wild.
Twitch’s approach is a grab-what-you-can fest in an environment where creative licenses are handed out to the finest only. He currently has collaborations with the likes of Kwesi Arthur, Amaarae, Kidi and Medikal under his wing; releases, like “Superman”, have done respectable numbers across streaming platforms; and he’s performed at the historical One Cedi & A Dream concert by Kwesi Arthur, and at Sarkodie’s Rapperholic concert.
“I called the album Lost because relationships are a journey. You can get lost on the way. It’s confusing because dictates itself, and then sometimes we don’t understand how it works. We feel lost, basically,” he says.