Atlanta R&B Artist Shai Nowell's "Sunkissed" Is A Dream
On a lush, lazing summer day, Atlanta artist Shai Nowell delivers his track “Sunkissed,” off his 2018 debut EP, Please Tame Me. Decked out in ambient details and chillwave treatment, the EP is deserving of all the praise, but “Sunkissed” specifically has our hearts, especially since the recent release of its new music video dropped last month.
A collaboration with Nai.BrXX, “Sunkissed” tells the dual perspective of adultery. Hear what Shai had to tell us about the song below:
“Sunkissed” dabbles in seas of disparate sound. Though it’s primarily a smooth, pumping R&B track, it doesn’t depend on its own repose — it kicks off with percussive punches that move into jangling, jarring beats that end up chiming for the length of the song, shimmering behind Shai’s falsetto and Nai.BrXX’s gorgeous delivery. “Sunkissed” is so slick that both voices seem to luxuriate in the sunny, soulful arrangement, so it’s drawn out slowly, four delicious minutes of rattling R&B coated in golden-hour warmth that soaks the Atlanta sun right into its core, a dreamy feat begging for endless replays.