What You Need To Know - January 27, 2017

Kehlani’s SweetSexySavage - What You Need To Know
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Kehlani’s SweetSexySavage - What You Need To Know

The much-tipped R&B singer unveils her debut album SweetSexySavage this week (you can purchase it on the right-hand side of the page) and we’ve got your full preview covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the record...


A little background…

Kehlani Parrish’s road to this album began almost a decade ago at the tender age of 14 when she joined California pop covers girl band Poplyfe, 2011. They stayed together for two years and auditioned for the sixth season of America's Got Talent, eventually finishing in fourth place in the finals.

After departing Parrish struggled to make ends meat and has been candid about the fact that she was forced to steal food to survive. But, after managing to score a little studio time and released her first solo track on SoundCloud, called 'ANTISUMMERLUV'. Having kept in touch with America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon, he heard the track and loved it so much he set the singer up with an apartment in Los Angeles and studio time. From there it’s been acclaimed single after acclaimed single and here we are…


Who’s producing it?

The majority of the album has been handled by duo Pop & Oak who have worked with Big Sean, Rihanna, Ariana Grande and who looked after the majority of Alessia Cara’s debut album Know-It-All. There are also contributions from regular Kanye West collaborator Charlie Heat and rising stars NOVA WAV.


Any special guests?

Interestingly, no. Lots of top production talent, but the only voice you’ll hear is Kehlani’s.  


What does it sound like?

This is straight up R&B, slick beats, dreamy soundscapes, all mixed with Parrish’s intoxicating vocals, part angelic, part dagger sharp.


Does it deliver?

If you grew up loving Aaliyah, Amerie and TLC then this will be right up your street. Or, if you’re a younger reader and need to a place to start with artists like that, this is a great place.


Kehlani’s SweetSexySavage is out now and available to purchase here in hmv’s online store.

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