Having racked up over 12 million streams since his Debut single ‘No One’ was released last May, it’s safe to say that urban-pop artist Kalpee is a pretty big deal. He is now back with his new single ‘Colourful’ released August 17th and it is set to meet and exceed the success of his previous release.
Starting simply, ‘Colourful’ places Kalpee’s vocals front and centre which is right where they should be. His voice is achingly beautiful while being tonally unique, and rhythmically exciting. The track is then taken up a notch by the inclusion of a weighty drum beat and dream-like synths. The single is percussive, and catchy, and you won’t be able to stop yourself dancing to it.
Kalpee’s pride of his Trinidadian heritage and the classical vocal training he received as child combine to create a truly wonderful sound. He traverses many different genres from RnB, to funk, and reggae and joins them together in a really natural and fluent way.
Kalpee’s obsession with music started early when he used to represent his primary and secondary school at national music festivals in his native Trinidad and Tobago. He developed his obvious talent with leading roles in School Productions, and started his career as one of the founding members of the young band ‘The Entourage’.
Kalpee’s debut solo single garnered a positive reception worldwide, with it flying across radio stations and streaming services in Germany, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Brussels, Norway, Singapore, Taiwan, and more. It continues to be a huge hit and currently has over 7 million plays on YouTube.
Riding high on the success of his Debut release, Kalpee is now gearing up for the release of his next single ‘Colourful’ on August 17th. With its hybrid musicality and strong rhythmic pull, it is ready to take its place as 2018’s summer anthem. Watch here