R&B Cutie Kyan Palmer Drops Slick New Single "Make It Up"
Two years ago, Kyan Palmer made the trek from Arizona to NYC to pursue a career with Republic Records. While he watched musicians succeed from the comfort of his office desk, a college project had him writing and recording his own song, "Burn Mona Lisa." Almost immediately, Kyan watched as his debut single -- the result of a class project, remember -- started climbing the charts and practically turned him into an overnight sensation.
Since then, the singer-songwriter has moved to Los Angeles and begun dropping a steady stream of pop and R&B singles. The man's got talent. It's almost a shame it was unveiled by accident, but we're pretty stoked that Kyan's class project has since led to even more insanely addictive anthems. Today, he dropped "Make It Up," a smooth dance track to fall for. We asked Kyan to tell us a little about the tune and here's what he said...
"Make It Up" opens with a pulsing electro-beat blooming as if it were underwater before expanding into a more full-fledged dance arrangement surrounding Kyan's smooth, steady vocals. He has that rich radio-ready voice; cool and stable when it needs to be, with a hint of flavor, but willing and ready to amp up the power for some high-reaching belt-out action. Throughout the track, those catchy club rhythms abound, percussive slaps offering a zest to the ceaseless snaps and sparkles that bounce around the soundscape. For the most part, the arrangement is unrelenting in its dynamic dance rhythms, but occassionally the track lays suspended just long enough for a melodic piano line to chime in or for Kyan's vocals to drop to a sultry hush. "Make It Up" is the quintessential sexy summertime anthem we didn't know we wanted, but don't blame Kyan when you're six shots deep and texting your ex while you've got this track blaring in the background.
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