Of the song, he said, “I hate when couples call each other ‘partners in crime,” proclaims Kev Kelly. “My guy, you’re going to Chipotle; you’re not committing federal offenses. So, what if you actually committed a crime together? Bet you’d turn on each other real quick, huh? Money feels better when you don’t have to share it. F*ck outta here.”
This Might Escalate…And Then Collapse is a full story, told in two parts. The story of a night out and the songs that soundtrack it. The story begins with a good time and inevitably ends in a blur. It’s a journey that goes from light to dark, whether that’s a day or seasons or years.
Kelly, the Nashville-based pop artist and songwriter, accelerated onto the scene in 2020 with the release of his debut EP Saint KDK V. Listeners instantly resonated not just with Kelly’s one-of-a-kind sound, but also with his refreshing vulnerability. Kelly takes his most personal experiences and expertly molds them into songs that are as fresh as they are memorable.
With musical influences that range from Frank Ocean and Hozier to Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, Kelly began discovering his musical aspirations at the age of four, when he first sat down at a piano.
In 2020, Kelly’s single “Everything’s on Fire” was chosen as an American Songwriter Daily Discovery and reached #3 on the Commercial Pop UK Club chart. “A hip-swaying summer classic, building on an already immaculate discography that mixes acoustic ballads and dramatic pop tunes,” raved Wonderland.
With the anticipation surrounding his new EP and the release of “Faster,” it’s clear that Kelly isn’t taking his foot off the gas when it comes to making music. And it’s good thing too. Because, as Kelly admits, “I’m not all that great at doing anything else.”