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Spoon and Bang – [Kyle Dion]

A few months ago Kyle Dion released the hypnotic-yet-nostalgic bop “Hazy”, a 2000’s R&B-adjacent anthem that saw our hero flourish alongside the undeniable Tkay Maidza. I didn’t know it at the time but “Hazy” would go on to enter my weekly rotation with nearly zero chance of leaving – but that changes this week. Kyle Dion has finally returned to us with the downtempo “Spoon and Bang”, a tender release that sees Kyle at his most candid and concentrated. For the uninitiated; Kyle Dion is blessed with a contemporary R&B voice touched by pristine pop polish and dulcet tones so soulful that “Spoon and Bang” is nothing if not an instant-add for your weekly rotation. Perhaps known best for his affinity for clever songwriting and palpable boy-next-door charm, “Spoon and Bang” features Kyle synthesizing both qualities on a track that is sure to satiate hungry fans until the next release (myself included).  Sporting a visualizer that amplifies the track’s simplistic bliss, don’t blame me if “Spoon and Bang” colonizes your summertime playlist after just one lisen. With a deluxe version of his 2021 LP SASSY coming fast down the pipeline, Kyle Dion is quickly making his mark on 2022. Check …

Softly – [Kyle Lux]

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with discovering new artists. I get spammed on the daily with music from artists I just simply can’t get into for one reason or another, and this makes the ongoing journey of weeding out the talents that truly deserve the recognition so tough, in my opinion. Despite this, I respect many opinions and styles of music, so when I get put onto an artist who truly has star potential, I go on an absolute tirade telling anyone and everyone I know about them. That’s why, when I was put onto Kyle Lux just the other day through one of the people who always knows just what to send me, I dropped whatever I was doing and tuned in. The South Carolina-born singer now lives out in Los Angeles, and I believe that this move has helped expose him to new walks of life that not only get his music heard by new audiences, but it also contributes to the real-life experiences he talks about within his music. The Pop singer is gearing up to release his sophomore EP Projectors, and the accompanying press release describes this project as a celebration of independence. “Softly”, a …

The Ultimate Drake Album: A Twisted Love Story

FOREWORD In the history of the hip-hop industry, there has never been a more dominant artist than Aubrey “Drake” Graham. The 33 year-old superstar has undergone several re-inventions over the years, much to the delight of his ever-growing fanbase. As much as we have seen him progress, however, the substance in his music carries one glaring constant – heartbreak. It’s no secret that Drake is the master of the introspective love song, and as much as it probably pains him to have to go through experiences that inspire these records, the music has continued to serve as salvation for distraught fans everywhere.  At this point, we owe Drake for giving us all this incredible music at the expense of his own emotional distress. My first thought in paying homage was to curate a carefully-selected 100-song playlist of all his best music. Quickly, I realized that: 1) it’s an impossibly subjective task to narrow down his 100 “best” records, and 2) a playlist that deep is sure to oversaturate the respect we’re trying to pay in this instance. So I took a different approach. I thought to myself, ‘what would Drake appreciate the most from the perspective of a long-time fan? …

No Roof Access – [Kyle Lux]

Ever since the release of his debut single, “Rollin’ Stone,” its been made clear that Kyle Lux is ready for the spotlight. His music is a seasoned blend of honesty, heart-stricken and sincere by nature, but there’s something more to the picture here. Lux possesses the intangibles of a star in the making, and moves in a way that reflects such potential. To attest, I was able to catch Lux during a headlining set in New York this past summer. With one song out, and just a few shows to his name, Lux commanded the crowd with the poise of a seasoned veteran. To maintain the attention of the audience when they know only one song is a feat unto itself, but Lux’s performance spoke to an upside far beyond what “Rollin’ Stone” might have told us. There’s something special here, and he goes by the name of Kyle Lux. Today, bringing the open-ended potential of his first few singles to a point, Lux is here with his debut album, No Roof Access. 7 songs and just under 30 minutes in length, No Roof Access is an open diary, sourcing its cathartic nature from personal experience. Heading into the project, I couldn’t …

Lightyear – [Kyle Lux]

I had the pleasure of writing about Kyle’s last release titled “Say It’s Fine” and I’m honored to take care of his newest delivery titled “Lightyear” as well. The young 19 year-old brings a soft, lighthearted feeling to the table between his simple melodies and charming vocal execution. The visual, directed and filmed by Ourros, does exactly that too as it’s accompanied by a gloomy sunset in the hills of Malibu and slow, focused edits that keep Kyle and the song as the center of attention. Furthermore, Kyle stated that this song is “about post-separation and convincing yourself that you’re okay even when you’re not.” Every time Kyle releases I become more and more of a fan, and this release did nothing less. Make sure you watch Kyle’s exceptional visual for his new single “Lightyear” below and follow him on Instagram and Twitter!

Say It’s Fine – [Kyle Lux]

Returning to our pages today, 19-year-old Kyle Lux delivers a brand new single titled “Say It’s Fine”. Along with the song itself, Kyle attached a video that allows fans to connect with the record on a much higher level, which can be seen below. For me, this song was released at the perfect time as its lighter, more feel-good characteristics are received well around this time of year. For those who don’t already know who Kyle is, “he developed his love for music at a young age, growing up in his church’s choir and fine-tuning his songwriting by drawing influence from Frank Ocean, James Blake, and J. Cole.” Furthermore, Kyle blends several alternative genres to create a soulful sound that he describes as “Autumn transitioning into Winter.” This record does just that, showcasing the soulful side of Kyle throughout the hook and the intricate, lyric-oriented side throughout the first verse. The video, directed by Nick Scully and Not Cade, takes viewers on a journey with the use of vibrant color schemes and graceful, creative edits. With it being known that Kyle released his debut single just earlier this year, I’m positive that his growth will continue at a very rapid …

Rollin’ Stone – [Kyle Lux]

When it comes to curating music to post on Lyrical Lemonade, I find that trusting my gut with new artists tends to be the best way to operate. Every once in a while, an artist *clicks* right away, just as I recently discovered with Kyle Lux and his unbelievable debut offering, “Rollin’ Stone.” Led by the rumblings of a lively, sun-soaked instrumental and an undeniably smooth allure, this offering made perfect sense upon my first listen, and today, Lux is ready to take this appeal to another level with a complementary visual companion for the song. Colorful as can be, this visual offering brings the animated personality of “Rollin’ Stone” to life with intimate aesthetics and constant movement. Needless to say, each shot in this video not only keeps listeners engaged, but it translates Lux’s natural charisma into a smooth visual display, complete with enough soul to match the twang of the guitar and the knocking of the drums. Also notable, when the credits roll at the end of the video, fans get a little glimpse into what’s to come, as an ethereal snippet plays in the closing seconds. To say I’m excited for Kyle Lux’s insurmountably bright future is …

Rollin’ Stone – [Kyle Lux]

Every day, a new artist makes their debut into the music world, and while many would consider their first release a simple introduction to what’s to come, an artist by the name of Kyle Lux is here to treat it just the opposite. Swinging for the fences with his debut single, “Rollin’ Stone,” Lux puts it all out there, letting loose a song shimmering with soul that you simply can’t help but lose yourself in. Between his therapeutic vocal runs and deeply charismatic presence on the song, this is a debut worth paying attention to, setting the tone for what I can confidently predict will be quite a prosperous career for Lux in the future. That said, “Rollin’ Stone” honestly speaks for itself, so don’t sleep on this one. Get lost with this Kyle Lux soundtrack and stream the enticing debut below! Written by Kyle Lux Produced by SkinnyDip Mixed by David Nakaji