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Kay Soul - 'Baby Boy'
Review by Reagan March & Staff
Kay Soul’s, “Baby Boy” truly captures the essence of a classic 80’s/90’s music feel. The bass synths add for great texture in the piece and set up the musical vibe just right at the beginning of the song. Her smooth R&B feel is very evident in the soothing tempo of the song along with the pulsating drums. The strategically implemented backing vocals add great harmony at various places throughout the piece.
Kay’s soulful voice thrives throughout “Baby Boy” as her vocal nuances are very well executed. The clear tone of her voice allows the listener great satisfaction as the flow of the song is never interrupted. The message exhibited through, “Baby Boy”, is one exemplifying the hardships of romantic relationships. Where a common theme of relationship downfall is infidelity, Kay strives to portray how much of an equal impact the anticipation of pain in a relationship can also lead to its inevitable downfall. Lyrics such as, “Knocks me unconscious, then leaves me breathless, how can love be so reckless”, explain the impact of pain following the destruction of a meaningful relationship.
What truly makes this piece have its natural and inevitable flow is the constant build up to major parts in the song such as the chorus and bridge. The crescendos and decrescendos of the instrumental is what truly creates great musicianship. A listen to “Baby Boy” can determine if Kay Soul is a potential new, big name in the category of R&B music.
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About Kay Soul
Kay Soul is a recording artist based in Chicago. Kay began singing and writing songs in elementary school and recorded her first solo song at the age of 19. Kay strives to promote positivity and faith through her songs. Vulnerable and heartwarming, Kay’s music provides perseverance through tough times. Through powerful, soulful and emotionally-rich vocals, Kay's music is an authentic journey of self-expression.
Kay Soul is a 2020 W.A.M (We are the Music Makers) award nominee for the HerSong Artist of the Year for Blood In My Veins and Winner for Best R&B album for her album Hiding In Plain Sight. Kay was Previously nominated for a Chicago Independent Music Award for best R&B singer, Kay has released multiple singles, a mix tape, her debut EP "Deeper" and full-length album "Hiding in Plain Sight".
She has performed at several high-profile events including headlining at Elbo Room Chicago and Underground Wonder Bar, the Silver Room Block Party, Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City and singing The National Anthem at the NBA matchup between Milwaukee and Orlando. Kay Soul has been a featured artist in numerous publications including Chicago Music Guide 2020, Voyage LA, Buzz Music, Indie Music Reporter, Luxe Kurves Magazine, and Rolling Out Magazine. Kay Soul was listed as an Artist to watch by 716 Live magazine and Indie Spoonful.
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