If someone asked me to anticipate Kevin Holliday’s next move, I’d have a hard time in the best way possible. His creative deviations on each release and ability to swiftly transition into varying artistic lanes is impressive; ‘Out of Me’ offers some of Hollidays’ smoothest, sexiest and laid-back pieces to date – instantly reminding me of the latest Silk Sonic Project.
Arpeggiated Guitar Chords add saturation to Holliday’s colourful RnB crooning, it’s clear that on this release round he has taken a slower and more RnB-fused approach to his regular funky antics. Holliday carries hints of old classics such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, yet shines and innovates amongst contemporaries such as Winston Surfshirt and Andersson Paak.
Vulnerability is the name of the game for Holliday’s lyrics, this is amplified in this latest release; Holliday meditates on his innermost reflections regarding isolation, loneliness, his current state of mind during his then current songwriting phase during lockdown.
Holliday has gone strength to strength recently, having just ticked off his very first Spring tour, which included opening for Rico Nasty. The next win for Holliday was his first-ever sold-out Headline show in NYC which received praise from the likes of AFROPUNK and Lyrical Lemonade, showcasing the scene’s love for the progressive, genre-defying art that Holliday has to offer.