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Today, London based artist, rapper and producer Kay Young has released her hypnotic new track ‘Suddenly‘ via Play It Again Sam. At its core ‘Suddenly’ is a love song, with Young’s vocals detailing the immediacy and shock of falling in love. The song follows the release of ‘White Teeth‘, an empathetic track that implored listeners to explore the world from a perspective other than their own.
On ‘Suddenly’, Young eschews the sinuous raps of ‘White Teeth’, delivering a smooth vocal performance indebted to a rich history of UK R&B. ‘Suddenly’ begins with a lone synthesizer and Young’s voice intertwining before taking a left-turn into a syncopated bass line that recalls the work of producers such as Jamie XX and SBTRKT. This sudden shift mirrors the sudden hit of falling in love during a new relationship.
Speaking on the genesis of ‘Suddenly’ Young says, “I wasn’t planning on making this a love song but sometimes the best things aren’t planned. I guess you can compare it to when love comes knocking on your door without a warning and completely catches you off guard – Suddenly.”
It is another track that marks out Young as being one to watch: an artist capable of balancing elegance, immediacy and sheer talent. After a year of working on new music, 2021 is the year that Kay Young unveils her master plan and steps out into the light.