It’s been just shy of a year since Olu Bliss reemerged into the scene with his Traveling Bliss EP, his five-track outing that’s been on repeat ever since. As one of the most impressive artists out right now, the New York singer-songwriter gleams with his refreshing soul and warm energy throughout each release.
Olu returns to our pages today with a remix of the lead single from the project, “Dive In.” Fellow As We Arrive member Khary slides through with a crisp verse, driving the track even further as he vents over guitar melodies from Amos Rose. With another impressive track under their belts, Olu and Khary are well on their way to another banner year.
Stream the “Dive In” remix below and stay tuned for the full Traveling Bliss remix bundle.
Khary and Lege Kale are honestly my favorite duo right now. They have this unique sonic chemistry that culminates in seriously impressive tunes. While Khary’s kept busy dropping videos for “Cowboy Bebop Freestyle” and “Internlude,” Lege has been traveling the country to perform alongside the likes sober rob and oriJanus.
The As We Arrive duo returns to our pages with their long-awaited collaborative project, Tidal Graves. The seven-track EP fleshes out previous singles “Stronger” and “Too Fast” for a true showcase of their combined talents with further standouts like “Fujiko.” Khary’s clever lyricism is a breath of fresh air that flows through Lege’s soundscapes with ease. In the final track, “Desperado,” Khary and Lege trade verses in a triumphant closer to one of the best projects to drop this year.
Indulge in Tidal Graves below and check out the fully annotated lyrics via Genius.
[Cover photo by Mikey Avila]
As We Arrive‘s own 9th Sage is celebrating this weekend with exciting news—his first Asia tour. Teaming up with Malaysia-based label SaturdaySelects, 9th Sage will bring his curation of sounds to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta in mid-August.
To hold us down in the meantime, 9th Sage has also shared his latest mix featuring the likes of GoldLink, Madeintyo, and Travis Scott. Be sure to keep a close eye on this multitalented artist by checking out the mix and tour flyer below.
W&V mainstays Khary and Lege Kale strike gold once again with “Too Fast.” Khary flows with ease over an eerie flute lead, warm synths, and signature Legend Sound from Lege, culminating in an anthem to stop at nothing on the way to manifesting your goals. Following in the footsteps of “Stronger,” the latest preview of their forthcoming Tidal Graves EP is another showcase of their powerful synergy.
Stream “Too Fast” below and stay tuned for more on Tidal Graves.
[Art by Angela Estelle]
Ever since I discovered Khary‘s music back in January when he opened for Masego, I’ve been hooked; rocking a bright yellow rain coat and black hat, he brought an unmistakeable energy to the crowd. I quickly found myself having his Love + Anchors and Swim Team EP on repeat. Needless to say, I couldn’t be more excited to have more music from the Rhode Island artist.
Grabbing the attention of the Internet with lead singles “Find Me” and “2AM Thirst Ballad,” Khary’s intern aquarium. is a 16-track adventure draped with his zeal for wordplay, pop culture references galore, and uncut honesty. Khary details his life as a dream chaser who knows the struggles of working retail and internships, a story many of us can relate to. With wavy production from the likes of swell, Simen Sez, and Lege Kale, Captain Yellow Coat continues to rise with another great project under his belt.
Dive into intern aquarium. below and check out the premiere via Pigeons & Planes.
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