“…there’s no better time to jump on the Kymie train than now.” – Pilerats
“Kymie out here showing us some good signs.” Dave Ruby Howe, triple j
“…this is sh*t hot.” – Celline Narinli, triple j
Unstoppable Sydney R&B powerhouse Kymie(pron. Kym-mie) today unveils new single and video, ‘Can’t Relate’. Premiering via triple j Unearthed this week, the single and its accompanying visuals find Kymie emerge as a master of her craft ahead of BIGSOUND 2019 showcases.
Powerfully woven, dynamic lyricism oozes from Kymie’s latest offering, laced with trademark ambitious and assured flair. Produced by thatboykwame, ‘Can’t Relate’ finds Kymie exploring the darker intricacies of her developed sonic stylings, with her commanding vocals at the forefront.
The track arrives alongside a vibrant, compelling accompanying music video, harnessing the female energy of her close-knit creative collaborators. Directed by Connor O’Connor and produced by Nadia Roosens, Kymie says of the collaboration, “This has been a collaborative project, and from day one both Connor and producer Nadia understood my vision. I wanted the visuals to represent strong female energy, bright colours and fierce frames.This music video is a true representation of me, essentially it’s what my everyday looks like! Once you see this video you’ll understand why they Can’t Relate!”
Director Connor O’Connor adds, “working on this video with strong female energy, was such a rewarding experience for me. As a director, I was excited to work with an open-minded artist like Kymie, who from day one, trusted me with her project and was down to take creative risks and push the boundaries.”
The track and video follow previous single, ‘Needs’ produced by Kwame, that premiered via triple j’s Good Nights and Acclaim and brought with it a host of praise from the likes of Pilerats, Cool Accidents, Purple Sneakers and MTV. The trackwas also added to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘Indie Arrivals’, as well as Apple Music’s ‘Best of The Week’ and ‘The New Australia’.
Steadily carving a reputation for her captivating live performance, Kymie has supported the likes of Ja Rule and Jai Waetford and provided mesmerising backing vocals for B Wise’ cover of the Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s classic ‘Under The Bridge’ for triple j’s Like A Version.
Set to bring her explosive live set to BIGSOUND 2019 showcases next month, and with more live dates soon to be announced, Kymie is on a mission to hit each new level of excellence with assured ease.
‘Can’t Relate’ is out everywhere NOW.
KYMIE UPCOMING LIVE DATES
BIGSOUND 2019 SHOWCASES:
TUE 3 SEPT | 10PM – 10:30PM | The Valley Drive In
THU 5 SEPT | 9:10PM – 9:40PM | Ric’s Big Backyard