Genesis Owusu Addresses Microaggressions In New Video “Black Dogs”

US tour kicking off in March

Photo: Bec Parsons

Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu has unveiled a new video for his song “Black Dogs,” where he addresses the microaggressions he has to navigate through as a Black man in predominantly white places. The video, directed by Daniela Federici, finds him delivering a stunning performance in a minimalistic background. 

In his own words, “It’s a straight-to-the-point song encompassing a day in the life of me, or just any Black person in Australia. It’s not that I’m getting abused by police every day, but it’s all the little microaggressions. Sonically speaking, it plays into how I feel every day, going into white spaces and feeling a bit paranoid.”

The track is from his critically-acclaimed debut record Smiling With No Teeth, which is out now. He’ll be kicking off his first US tour next month.


3/20 The Independent – San Francisco, CA

3/21 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA

3/24 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest @ El Korah Shrine *

3/25 Neumos – Seattle, WA

3/28 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN

3/29 Schubas – Chicago, IL

3/31 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

4/02 Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY

4/03 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *

4/08 Washington, DC – DC9 Nightclub *

4/09 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall *

4/10 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

4/12 Basement East – Nashville, TN

4/14 Antone’s – Austin, TX

4/15 Dallas, TX – Studio at the Factory *

4/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall [upstairs] *

* notes recently added dates