With KYE’s debut release, ‘Sometimes’, she pricked ears across the country, captivating audiences with her infectious vocal and stunning ear for lush melodies. Today, the Zimbabwe-born, London-raised, Naarm/Melbourne-based vocalist has released, ‘Gold’ with Sampa the Great and 18YOMAN. With it, she takes her musical project to the next level, solidifying KYE as an undeniable talent, with a voice destined to take on the globe.
KYE’s beautifully layered vocals steal the show on this one. Sitting perched above a summery, spacey R&B/pop bed, her vocals shimmer elegantly between the glowing melodies. If the track couldn’t get any better, as KYE enters 6th gear, Sampa The Great enters the mix. She’s more than at home over the glitzy percussion, providing a trademark tingling and powerhouse verse.
The features on ‘Gold’ enter the fold with a whole heap of momentum, being two of the most exciting Australian artists and songwriters. Sampa The Great released one of the best Australian albums of the last 10 years, ‘The Return’ in 2019, with a flurry of hot singles after it including fan favourite ‘Times Up’. The track is guided by the yellow brick road of 18YOMAN’s beaming production, who has recently worked on music for Kid Cudi, Cordae and locally hyped Triple One.
“It’s to date, my favourite way I’ve ever written a song, sprawled out in the sun, next to someone I love,” shares KYE. She continues, “I was lying on the couch on a surprisingly sunny day during winter last year and I remember just being the happiest and most at peace I’d felt all year. I was hanging with someone I really loved and we were going through some beats 18YOMAN had sent and I wrote the first half off the top of my head.” For 18YOMAN, ‘Gold’ “means a lot to me as it’s one of the first songs I’ve entirely produced, I’m so excited for the world to hear it” he shares.