Chill Pop Hooks from this Spotify Wunderkind. - Khamari: The Heat
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posted 04 Aug 2020 by Krister Axel
This exciting young music creator has found a sweet spot matching organic, chill vibes with pop hooks and infectious beats.

Khamari grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. "The Heat," the followup to his debut single "Jealous," is an ode to the exit from an unsalvageable relationship. Written and produced by Khamari, the song was given a final production assist from his friends Trackside (Selena Gomez, Tinashe, Bryce Vine).

A talented vocalist, pianist, and guitarist, Khamari's music is distilled from influences that range from classic powerhouses The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, to modern hitmakers like Frank Ocean and Kid Cudi. A prominent bass line pairs with laid-back, airy guitar, subtle electronic touches, and a soulful vocal delivery, as Khamari tells his story of needing to get away from someone, without even knowing where he's going. With another high-profile spot on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, "The Heat" is already making waves for this exciting young music creator, who has found a sweet spot matching organic, chill vibes with pop hooks and infectious beats.

This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist and episode 2 of The Weekly Catch.

Photo credit: Elissa Salas

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist