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Today, singer and songwriter KIRBY releases new EP “Sis. He wasn’t the one”. The 10-song EP is dedicated to documenting the thorny and complex side of relationships for women struggling with unequal partnerships, unrequited love and complex feelings of self-worth.

KIRBY shares candid stories of lows in modern love based off of her own experiences, songs that she would detail in private for therapeutic means, rather than shun those experiences, KIRBY delicately encourages us to bring our hurt into the open, rather than conceal out of shame. “I guess it was just on my heart to tell those stories and not just start with how it ended.” The EP’s 6th track, “Lately”, is one of the best examples of the artist’s “commitment to soul”, a standout featuring acclaimed artist BJ The Chicago Kid. The track is underscored by backing containing plucking guitar strings, choral-esque harmonies and xylophone taps of the oldies, KIRBY gives name to moments of weakness in relationships. ‘I get lonely /that’s when you call me/ I see it so clearly/ All that I want for me is you” she sings, tapping into the vocals and song structure of musical predecessors like D’Angelo.

BJ The Chicago Kid’s melodic voice beautifully compliments KIRBY’s, creating a luxurious soundscape that’s as smooth as honey. The exhilarating, elastic funk of the previously released “Coconut Oil” and the anthemic, retro R&B of “Boyz II Men” showcase the breadth and scope, and another highlight is the EP’s opening track, “Love Song”. The song is a delicate ballad and a whisper of a track just shy of 2 minutes. Still, KIRBY manages to pack a swelling, affecting instrumental into a track that communicates its mournful tone, sprinkling in piano notes amongst orchestral strings, transporting the listener.

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As her new EP “Sis, He Wasn’t the One”  is set to be released next week, Kirby shares her new single Can We Be Friends? I think lately I’ve been having a hard time letting go. Because of the pandemic, my relationships feel less disposable to me. I recently fell into a situation that’s teaching me that every love story isn’t a forever story. And though I feel the relationship ending, a part of me wants to still hold on to the person. I can’t help but ask myself if I can do this one differently, that maybe my next ex isn’t my ex at all. We’re more than that; we’re friends. I guess we’ll see how that goes on the next album…”

This new single follows the exhilarating, elastic funk of “Coconut Oil” and the anthemic, retro R&B of “Boyz II Men”,  and further showcases the breadth and scope across the 10 tracks on the “Sis, He Wasn’t the One” EP, which also features a collaboration with BJ The Chicago Kid.

 

 

he “Sis, He Wasn’t the One” EP is just the latest step in KIRBY’s ever-expanding catalogue, and her newest foray into showing listeners her original sound as the “granddaughter of soul.”  With a coveted support slot on the John Legend’s forthcoming US tour this autumn (live dates here) expect to hear much more in the coming months.

Sis, He Wasn’t The One” EP tracklist

1) Love Song
2) Leon Pt. 2
3) Break Her Heart For Me
4) Coconut Oil
5) Boyz II Men
6) Lately ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
7) Wish I Loved
8) Blame The Internet
9) First
10) Can We Be Friends?

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Kirby told us how she is tired of men acting like boys, now the singer/songwriter is back again with her follow up single “Break Her Heart For Me” taken from her forthcoming EP “Sis, He Wasn’t the One”, a part two to 2020’s much-celebrated “Sis” EP. KIRBY’s efforts to detail the trappings of relationships are once again unmatched on “Break Her Heart for Me”, her falsetto vocals yielding and soulful to match the candor in her lyrics.

“”Break Her Heart For Me” is the post-break-up warning to all my ex’s: I know we might be over, but don’t forget how much I know. It’s my ego’s way of trying to woo a lover back with ultimatums. Yes it’s petty… but when you learn someone’s not perfect they seem to portray themselves as such in their next relationship, and you’re tempted to call their bluff. So instead of posting screenshots on my IG story or leaving comments on his pictures from my burner account, I decided to write a song about it. A heartbreak anthem – sung with a lot of “I wish a n**** would“ energy. It’s like a beautifully sung ransom letter.” Said Kirby about her new single.

The “Sis, He Wasn’t the One” EP is just the latest step in KIRBY’s ever-expanding catalogue, and her newest foray into showing listeners her original sound as the “granddaughter of soul.” With a coveted support slot on the John Legend’s forthcoming US tour this autumn (live dates here) expect to hear much more in the coming months.

“Sis, He Wasn’t The One” EP tracklist

1) Love Song
2) Leon Pt. 2
3) Break Her Heart For Me
4) Coconut Oil
5) Boyz II Men
6) Lately
7) Wish I Loved
8) Blame The Internet
9) First
10) Friends

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Covid may have shut us down in 2020, but singer and songwriter KIRBY showed no signs of slowing down. With dropping her EP Leon, and being featured on the Insecure soundtrack and having her sounds played on the HBO hit, today KIRBY has returned with her new song “Superpower”featuring D. Smoke.

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Before the year closed out Kirby released her EP Leon, since then the singer/songwriter has been getting a lot more buzz since being featured twice on HBO’s insecure. This past week Kirby keep the talk going as she unleashed the official video for Velvet Remix featuring Lucky Daye. The two get partially animated and incorporate island vibes to the song. Check out the video below.

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KIRBY plays a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.

While we all are still home, rising artists Kirby and Baby Rose continue to serenade us as they both performed a 3 setlist for NPR’s Tiny Desk Home Concert. If you’re not familiar with these ladies you may remember their songs as their music has appeared on this season of Insecure.

Baby Rose kicked things off yesterday as she performed her songs “Pressure,” “Marmot” and “Show You.”
then today Kirby’s at home concert dropped as she performed Kool Aid,” “Apple” and “Velvet” (feat. Lucky Daye). Check out both performances below.