Kyan - Like Summer
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posted 23 Jul 2018 by Krister Axel
A lurching beat like footsteps in the hallway, threading together the inspiration, the reflection, and the subsequent catharsis as a sun emerges from clouds.

There are some vocal parallels here between Kyan and Seal, and some structural similarities in their two approaches to songwriting: using big, up-front vocal melody, and a soaring chorus with a backbone groove on the edge of jazz, funk, and neo soul. Here he gets right to it, leaving the verses very open and dropping a warm blanket of chorus harmony over the mix, building to an ethereal vocal counterpoint and final repeat.

It's a fitting backdrop for a summer single: the lurching beat like footsteps in the hallway, threading together the inspiration, the reflection, and the subsequent catharsis as a sun emerges from clouds. The layered and versatile sound of Kyan's lead vocal does not disappoint.

Kyan is a soul artist from Cambridge, UK. This song is featured on our Chill Angeles playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

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


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