- Bryon Harris
Kay Soul - "Strong Connections"
Review by Patrick Joseph
“Strong Connection” is an intense, tightly composed R&B banger with a catchy swagger. Production values are sky-high on this song which creates a mesmerizing backing track and rhythmic depth. Kay Soul’s vocal take builds intricately from section to section. Her dynamic performance is supported by expertly layered backup vocals and an expressive percussion track. Atmospheric chords provide a steady harmonic structure while the song subtly rises and falls in stunning detail.
The lyrics of “Strong Connection” match the emotional tone of the music perfectly.
“Soul Ties forever be, Connected to you.”
You can hear the passion and commitment in Soul’s vocals.
“A one-time insurrection, Storm the walls of my heart, For love’s great resurrection.”
Epic and dramatic, these lyrics elevate the music.
“Strong Connection” has so many elements that will grab listeners and not let them go. This is the type of song that when it ends, you reach for the playback button to hear it again. A fantastic arrangement and an engaging instrumental track create the perfect backdrop for Kay Soul’s vocal expressions. Sustained harmonized vocal notes build energy to a boiling point keep the music simmering throughout the song. All elements converge on this track to create a powerful work of art.
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About Kay Soul
Kay Soul is a recording artist, songwriter, and aspiring plus model based in Chicago. Kay began singing and writing songs in elementary school and recorded her first solo song at the age of 19. Kay Soul is a 2020 W.A.M (We are the Music Makers) Winner for Best R&B album for “Hiding In Plain Sight” and nominee for the HerSong Blog artist of the year award for her May 2020 release, “Blood In My Veins”.
In October 2020, Kay released her new album “In My Mind” distributed by The Orchard, a subsidiary of Sony Music. Wrapped in a theme of broken and beautiful, Kay shared the broken pieces of herself with the intent of inspiring listeners to find the beauty in their broken spaces. To date, “In My Mind” has been Kay’s most successful project garnering over 15k streams within the first 3 months, resonating with her audience, and critically acclaimed by several notable music blogs and podcasts. Society of Sound included Kay Soul as part of their 2021 rollout of meaningful artists to watch, calling Kay “a ray of sunshine, showing people that there is still beauty to found, even when we’re feeling down.” (SOS Music Media, January 2021). In reference to the song “Silly Love”, A&R Factory, a top ten music blog in the UK, highlighted Kay’s cultural relevance stating, “while plenty of people had fun discussing whether WAP was a feminist track, artists such as Kay Soul was cooking up the most empowering track that I’ve heard this year.”
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