An independent artist who has been building his career one piece at a time, Kevin Holliday has come very far. Playing to audiences of over 3,000 when opening for artists like Rico Nasty and Japanese Breakfast, Kevin has gained an impressive amount of fans who go crazy for his genre-defying style. His 2019 and 2021 EPs, Space Cadet and OMNI, pulled in over one million streams, with OMNI finding support on Spotify playlists like New Music Friday and Alternative R&B. His recent singles, “Expensive Taste” and “Put It Down” have set Kevin up for a great 2022, and with his new single “Out of Me,” his year only continues to grow.
Fresh, soulful, and retro-sounding, “Out of Me” is another strong track that puts Kevin’s creativity on full display. Instead of attempting to identify a genre for “Out of Me,” we simply get lost in its sweet melodies and easy-going beats. Over these layers of sounds, Kevin describes the strain of distance during lockdown, as he was physically unable to be with the person he was seeing, with lines like “I’ve been locked up in my room” and “I just want you stay.” The music video below brings this story to life, as we watch Kevin give us a tour around Brooklyn, where he grew up. The ever-present disco ball symbolizes the feelings Kevin carries with him in this long-distance relationship, showing that the connection he has does not just go away when their conversations end.
About the inspiration behind the single, Kevin reveals,
“It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. We got so close, but all of our conversations were over Facetime. It was hard to decipher where reality started and ended. I unexpectedly learned a lot about myself during this time; how to set boundaries, what I was okay with, and how to take another person’s well-being into account.”
You can listen to “Out of Me” on platforms like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music.