6 Songs, 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A 20-year-old working in a hardware store while recording this debut EP of spacey R&B, Kiiara has been scoring hot-and-heavy blog posts since calling-card single “Gold” emerged in June 2015. The hype was justified: “Gold” is at once spare and frenetic, its crisp beat serene while Kiiara’s chopped-up vocals create a jagged melody. Elsewhere, “Feels” is a pirouetting slice of dream-pop, the fevered “Tennessee” takes things to the club, while “Hang up tha Phone”’s coiled after-hours electronica hits the emotional bull's eye.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A 20-year-old working in a hardware store while recording this debut EP of spacey R&B, Kiiara has been scoring hot-and-heavy blog posts since calling-card single “Gold” emerged in June 2015. The hype was justified: “Gold” is at once spare and frenetic, its crisp beat serene while Kiiara’s chopped-up vocals create a jagged melody. Elsewhere, “Feels” is a pirouetting slice of dream-pop, the fevered “Tennessee” takes things to the club, while “Hang up tha Phone”’s coiled after-hours electronica hits the emotional bull's eye.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
411 Ratings
411 Ratings
peanut238

Have no clue what she just said

😂

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The Roof is Falling?

I think the music industry is falling.

Savvycait88

Repeat Repeat Repeat

Did I just hear someone who said I missed you in the basement, but your brother was a nice substitute? I didn't care enough to look up the same 3 lines of lyrics that were used in repetition for that entire song, well, besides the part of the song that sounded like someone was having a stroke. Yikes. Just plain torture.

About Kiiara

Slightly left-of-center pop artist Kiiara is a breathy vocalist whose output falls somewhere between that of Jhene Aiko and Lorde. The Wilmington, Illinois native previously recorded as Kiara Saulters and independently issued the homey acoustic pop song "Bring Me Back" in 2013. Eventually signed to major-label Atlantic, she worked with the Cataracs' Niles Hollowell-Dhar and David Singer-Vine, as well as Brenton Duvall and Felix Snow, and recorded Low Kii Savage. The EP, which alternated between downcast electronic pop and bass-heavy, trap-style rap production, was a radical change in direction. Preceded by the breakout single "Gold," it was released in March 2016. The following year, she appeared on the Linkin Park single "Heavy," which broke into the Top 50 of Billboard's Hot 100 and peaked at number two on the Hot Rock Songs chart. Later that year, she issued the singles "Whippin" with Felix Snow and "Wishlist." After featuring on Cheat Codes' 2018 track, "Put Me Back Together," Kiiara released her own single, "Messy." ~ Andy Kellman

HOMETOWN
Wilmington, IL
GENRE
Pop
BORN
May 24, 1995

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