Zimbabwe-born, London-raised, Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter KYE returns with her third single, ‘Tuesday’, featuring breakout singer-songwriter and producer Jerome Farah.
With shimmering, spacey keys, KYE’s inviting, honeyed vocals and a casually delivered, scene-setting opening verse from Jerome Farah, ‘Tuesday’ continues to hone in on the luxurious palette established by KYE’s first two singles. From her lavish brand of neo-soul, KYE has built miniature sun-dappled musical gardens on each of her releases to date; oases where birdsong floats through the air, a warm breeze enlivens the senses and splendid beds of vivid, multihued flowers and verdant plants abound. On ‘Tuesday’, she conjures a blissful Eden of unrequited love – a false paradise that, despite consciousness of its foundational falsity, you don’t mind suspending yourself within, safe from the darkness lingering at the borders of its promise.
Of the single, KYE shares: “‘Tuesday’ is about that person who leaves you a little lonely but you’re willing to wait however long it takes to win them over. They may not be ready to love you, and there’s a part of you that knows that, but you still jump through every hoop. This song came so naturally, Jerome and Jacob Farah, 18YOMAN, and myself were just jamming and it wrote itself. It has the really nostalgic springtime feel to it that I love”.
Since introducing herself earlier this year with her debut single ‘Sometimes’ and the Sampa The Great and 18YOMAN (Kid Cudi, Cordae, Lil Nas X)-assisted follow-up ‘Gold’, KYE has amassed playlist support from triple j, FBi Radio, MTV and more.
Born Kylie Tadiwa Chirunga, KYE’s relationship with music blossomed as a young child growing up in the UK. Singing was the constant thread throughout her childhood, running through gospel songs, talent shows, girl bands and more, her voice flourishing more and more with each deep embrace of her identity. Deeply informed by her experience as a young Black woman looking at a life determined through a predominantly white societal lens, KYE today finds herself confident, resolute yet humble, ready to share her mantra of embracing openness and finding joy in that liberation with the wider world.
‘Tuesday ft. Jerome Farah’ is out now via Sony Music, buy/stream it here.
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