Kamal – “Blue”

“Distracted by the surface of your skin…” That’s quite a lyric for an 18-yr-old. And coupled with his buttered vocals and lush arrangements over a sexy groove, it makes for a heady mix. No wonder the “lockdown star” from Harlesden is making a name for himself and quietly playing his way into our ears and hearts. Kamal is an R&B singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Harlesden who was discovered by a manager sniffing around Soundcloud. Born in London to Caribbean-British parents, he began playing piano at six and writing songs on Ukulele a few years later. Raised around the sounds of Sade, D’Angelo, and Erykah Badu, alongside UK Rap, Kamal’s influences can be heard in his lush and jazz-infused arrangements. On top of that kamal. has embraced the “bedroom” sound of muffled vocals and subtle beats that has launched the careers of Lorde, Billie Eilish, and countless others. Definitely one to watch.

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