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KeepVibesNear is an Alternative R&B artist from London. With the looks of a 90s R&B superstar and a delivery that owes more to King Krule than to D'Angelo, KVN doesn't fit into the usual boxes.
Raised in Romford, London with family ties in Lagos, he has built a loyal following with a couple of self-released songs and already enjoyed support from tastemakers like Jamz Supernova (BBC) and Jyoty (Rinse FM). After participating in The Silhouettes Project (check his single “What U Need“) KVN signed with Melting Pot Music, where he is releasing his new single “Gently“.
On “Gently” melancholic Wurlitzer notes reverberate across a cold sonic landscape, beautifully accompanied by KVN’s tender tones, channeling a wintery tale about reconciliation. KVN explains: “Gently as a song represents the build-up in an argument with your other half. That moment at the end of an argument when you give in to your care for the other person. You take a breath, put aside your ego. The turmoil in the verses compared to the make up in the chorus represent the balance in compromise.“
“I like to call my music ‘Noir R&B’ when I get into my bag on the real slow melancholic vibes“ KVN adds. To fully catch the vibe, we recommend to check out the music video – produced & directed by Alleycat Films – for the song. The stripped-back, raw quality of KVN's vocals and the reflective nature of his lyricism makes for a warming and addictive sound. With romance and relationships at the heart of his lyrical content, he uses passion, depth & imagery to explore the ups and downs of love and the vulnerability of manhood.
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Director: Sam Ripman (@samripman)
DOP: Stephen James Dunn (@stephen_dunn)
Producer: Alex Donaldson (@aldonaldson91)
Production company: Alleycat Films (@alleycatfilms)
Grade: Toby Tomkins @ Cheat (@tobytomkins @cheat_it)
Cozy MJ (@cozy.mj)
Harvey Whyte (@harveywhyte)
Vocals by KeepVibesNear.
Vocals by Evie Golding.
Produced & mixed by Louis Aura.
Co-Produced by ElMari & Ross Murray.
Mastered by Outrageous Claims.
Cat No: MPM 304
Titel: Gently (feat. Evie Golding)
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