Track Of The Day 13/1 – Kamal.

'essential'

Few would bet against Kamal. dominating 2023. The facts alone as staggering: only 20 years old, he’s an Ivor Novello nominated artist, Billie Eilish adores him, and he’s worked with BRIT history-maker Dave.

Of course, it’s not just about respect from others – the fans count, too. Clocking up 225 million streams, Kamal. is busy tackling the world on his own terms, and we’re definitely here for it.

Linking with producer J Moon, incoming EP ‘so here you are, drowning’ is his latest chapter. Slated to land on March 17th, it’s led by wistful new single ‘essential’, a song that epitomises his expert grasp of light and shade.

At times it’s lullaby-soft, but there’s a hardness there, too. Soulful pop with an aspect of grit in its DNA, ‘essential’ comes backed by a stellar new video, with director amity bloc guiding Kamal. – and friends – through an apocalyptic London.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Alistair McVey

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