Brooklyn-bred artist Kevin Holliday has revealed his introspective and genre-defying new single, “Out of Me” today. With the new song, Holliday creates a soundscape that is uniquely his own, a future retro, funky and soulful sound drawing inspiration from legendary artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
The song’s candid lyricism explores his personal experience being in a long distance relationship during lockdown. “It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had,” he explains. “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 alot 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.”
Holliday recently completed his first Spring tour, performing sold-out shows at Hamilton College, Wesleyan University and Skidmore College where he opened for Rico Nasty. This string of shows followed his first sold-out headlining performance at NYC’s iconic Bowery Electric in March.
Holliday is an absolute self-starter, having built his music career from the ground up as it began just a few years ago in his Bed-Stuy brownstone. Boasting an impressive 130k+ monthly listeners on Spotify and landing placements on top editorial playlist including Spotify’s New Music Friday, anti-pop, Alternative R&B, the cover of Tidal’s Rising Pop and more, his cult following continues to rapidly expand upon each new release. 2022 is sure to be the year Holliday makes the jump from fan favorite to commanding superstar.