Solidifying himself as a major player in the lofi movement happening around the world, rising Canadian artist Powfu announces the release of his debut EP poems of the past under Columbia Records.
The record, a collection of the artist’s diverse sounds and talents ranging between alternative, hip-hop, and bedroom pop. poems of the past was released on May 15.
The six-song EP kicks off with his massive hit “death bed (coffee for your head)” followed by the previously-released track “i’m used to it.” Also included are three brand new tracks, including “ill come back to you,” with features from his lofi peers Sarcastic Sounds, Rxseboy, Jomie, ivri, and sleep.ing, who is also Powfu’s sister. Rounding out the EP is an exciting new remix of “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring one of Powfu’s all-time favorite bands, Blink 182.
“death bed (coffee for your head)” originally took off on TikTok, where the song has now soundtracked over five million videos to date, and has since exploded off the platform and into the mainstream. The song continues to sit in the Top 10 on Spotify’s Global 50 and Top 5 on Shazam’s Global 200. The beabadoobee collab has steadily climbed the Billboard Hot 100 week by week and currently sits at #27. The track is now certified Gold in seven countries, including the US, and has accumulated over half a billion streams to date.
Powfu is a 21-year-old Canadian artist who started recording in the basement of his parents’ home and started releasing music on Soundcloud while still in high school. He would steal his dad’s mic (Faber Drive) and ended up purchasing himself a laptop as recording quickly became his favorite hobby.
After finalizing his image and sound, his numbers started rapidly increasing, gaining millions of streams over multiple platforms. He has collaborated with many artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin,and Snow. His genre can vary from chill-lo-fi to hype-punk, as he finds inspiration through older punk-rock bands as well as newer hip-hop artists such as G-Eazy and Madeintyo.
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