The Austin 100: Jonah Mutono
Hometown: London, England/Kampala, Uganda
Why We're Excited: In a sense, Jonah Mutono grew up in hiding: He was born in London and raised in Uganda, where homosexuality is punished harshly. After a time spent recording music under the pseudonym Kidepo, he's now living in L.A. and working as himself. These days, Mutono's infectious, blissed-out R&B reflects on a desire for comfort and community amid arrangements that meet at the midpoint between the cool vulnerability of Frank Ocean and the sleek balladeering of Khalid.
Listen to Jonah Mutono's "Shoulders"
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