Indian-born, Berlin-based artist Johnny Kulo gives us a modern take on smooth n’ groove with his latest song Wrong. I love how the production of this track just flows from the start and it feels like silk. It didn’t take long for me to remember where I got similar vibes from. If you are a fan of Conor Albert and the tracks he worked with Alice Auer, you are going to love this song. So credit to the producer August Ingram for moving the sound in a more “current” state. And the decision to let the instrumental just flow towards the second half of the track was a good idea. It shows off how good the production is and in the future, could be a collab in the works. Gotta future-proof greatness.
“I had worked on something like five different demos of this track a couple years ago, the last one being a live version recorded at Trixx Studios. After a couple years in the graveyard, when I found the files again my producer August Ingram and I made the call to keep the live band feeling, adding only a few more elements to complete it.”Johnny Kulo
For an uplifting sound, the theme of the track about acknowledging a past regret does bring it all down to earth. It’s something we can relate to if we live long enough to experience more than one love. The trait of living life in sadness doesn’t seem to be one Johnny shares. So even to take a moment in his life and turn it into a bop like this shows a lot about his personality.
“I imagine the track will make you reminisce, a cheeky escape to a memory that was precious at the time. Wandering into the idea of what could’ve been and what still could be. A song to send to your ex, an apology note of sorts. I don’t think every song needs to be immensely layered with emotion, I’d love for people to just get lost in the groove.”Johnny Kulo
I love this energy from Johnny Kulo. I’m happy that they decided to give a live version of this track. That “band” feeling you get from the track just comes alive in the music video. If he were to ever come to the state (when it’s safe to), I would LOVE to see him. One of the best things when you have a great track, the live version with a band can amplify all of the small things and just make everything pop. There really is nothing negative to say. Keep giving up more performances like this. You have made a new fan today.
More About The Artist
Berlin-based, Indian artist and producer, Johnny Kulo is the bridge between old-school soul and modern R&B. Laid-back, crack-yo-kneck grooves and thicc harmonies laced with catchy melodies will have you hooked from your first listen.
The son of a reverend, he was inevitably playing drums in church before he could form sentences and exploring several other instruments until eventually realizing his love for songwriting and production. He uses his sultry-smooth voice to tell personal and perceived stories of love, heartbreak and unsettled identity.