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. Inspired by the theatrical pop of David Bowie, and following the honest soulfulness of Sampha and Tobias Jesso Jr., Karim’s music places his mellow quest for poetry on an imperfect, vibrant Warholian landscape. In fact, strip the songs from their contemporary but distant sounding 808s and you’ll find a stunning confessional ballad hiding beneath every one of them, allowing you to while through his danceable outbursts of melancholy.
Following the launch of his debut EP 'Waking On a Stranger’s Bed' in 2017, which attracted the interest of major label A&R’s, 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.