Karim is the solo electro pop project of singer, songwriter and producer Karim Afas. Born in Florence, Italy in 1997, Karim was raised among his family’s catholic values and the study of ancient languages and theatre. After his move to the UK, Karim’s adolescent love of literature, drama and visual arts soon blossomed into the pursuit of his own artistic career.
Massively inspired by the art & life of David Bowie, he also draws influence from modern artists Sampha and Tobias Jesso Jr. Following the launch of his debut EP Waking On a Stranger’s Bed in 2017, Karim soon released his single Give Me a Way in 2018. The song quickly escalated in the Italian iTunes Top 100 and was followed by a string of live shows across the UK and Italy.
“Dance”, is an incredible fusion of pop-dance that showcases all of Karim’s influences. Equally indulgent and charmingly simple, it’s the mark of a songwriter on the rise.
“’Dance’ is the love, pop song I’ve always wanted to write and then sing at the top of my lungs. It’s gloomy yet so vivid, it celebrates a triumph filled with melancholy – ‘Dance’, among other things, is a song about the fickleness of love and life.”