With the looks of a 90s R&B superstar and a delivery that owes more to King Krule than to D'Angelo, KeepVibesNear doesn't fit into the usual boxes. Now he is finally blessing us with the release of his long-anticipated EP, ‘Now That We Know.’.
As a sequel to his early endeavor ‘When Will We Realise?’, the upcoming EP represents for KVN “a reflection of self. In making these songs I found myself realising a lot of the emotions I wasn’t admitting to myself. How to deal with your emotions as a man is something we aren’t trained for, and I think this EP is my journey of finding that in myself and others.”
“I like to call my music ‘Noir R&B’, when I get into my bag on the real slow melancholic vibes” KVN explains. 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. 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, and imagery to explore the ups and downs of love and the vulnerability of manhood.
“This EP is a special moment in my journey so far as me and Harvey Whyte made most of these songs when we first met about two or three years ago. It’s crazy to think how far things have come yet how much sentiment these songs still have” KVN recalls. Harvey Whyte has recently laced tracks for the likes of Greentea Peng and Fatima and runs his own label, Studio 117.
Raised in Romford, London with family ties in Lagos, KVN has built a loyal following with a couple of self-released songs that already earned him some plays on BBC1 Xtra and Rinse FM. After participating in The Silhouettes Project (Enny, Kofi Stone, Lex Amor, Summers Sons…), KVN signed with Melting Pot Music where he released three singles, all of which were received very well and enjoyed support by online media and tastemakers like Jamz Supernova, Jyoty, WDR Cosmo, Grime Daily and Wordplay Mag.
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released September 3, 2021
Vocals by KeepVibesNear.
Vocals on ‘Minds Well Bent’ by Harvey Whyte.
Vocals on ‘Gently’ by Evie Golding.
Vocals on ‘M25’ by Kieron Boothe.
Production on ‘Minds Well Bent’, ‘M25’, ‘SRS’ and ‘I Want To Be’ by Harvey Whyte.
Production on ‘Gently’ by Louis Aura.
Production on ‘Passion, Burning’ by Luke Glazsher.
Co-production on ‘Minds Well Bent’ by Purple Cloud.
Co-production on ‘Gently’ by ElMari and Ross Murray.
Mixed and mastered by Outrageous Claims at Root 73 Studio, London.
Artwork by Chris Kabia.
Cat No: MPM 306
Titel: Now That We Knw.
© ℗ 2021 Melting Pot Music