Montreal-based singer Kallitechnis has finally released her latest anticipated EP ‘Because It Feels Good’ that has been picking up steam since just towards the end of August. I have been following her since before COVID started (so that’s like a long time) and there has always been quality coming from her and her team. Her brand of R&B has so much life and happiness within. Within this EP, you can tell in the tracks that she has that glow where in her world, the sun is always shining bright with no clouds in the sky.
One of the tracks that I love the most is Hold Me Down with Kofi. There is a good chemistry between him and Kallitechnis on this track.
“This duet is the type of r&b music I used to daydream and fall in love to. I’m happy to be the one making a song like this now. Full circle thing.”
The production really helps because it comes off as playful. Playful as it is, it’s a serious topic about relationships and more importantly the communication. Sometimes you just gotta clear things up and make sure you are on the same page. The message is echoed when they both are crying out to each other to “Please just don’t give up”.
My second favorite track from Kallitechnis is Dinner With A Gemini. We should be getting a music video next month for the track. I am curious as to how it would look as this track is when we get to see a side we don’t see often. She talks a lot in the chorus about not seeing the guy ever again and how this (relationship) is the end. Usually we get a more chill version, but not so much in this case.
“I don’t talk much shit, but when I do, this is what it sounds like”
The flow and cadence is pretty good as well. It reminds me of Qveen Herby when she would flow in some of her songs
I really dig her latest EP and you need to spend some time with the project. Only six tracks so it won’t take long to listen to the entire thing. Then you can put it on repeat for 4 or 5 times.
There are also posts on two other singles from the EP
Today is the release of Kallitechnis’ second single for her upcoming EP called Selfish. I have to make sure to inform you all that this track was produced by multi-faceted artist from Amsterdam Jarreau Vandal. He did a good job of putting this track together to fit the style of Kallitechnis. In fact, maybe a tad bit relaxed? So I went back and listened to Jarreau’s most recent album last year, Suburb Superhero: The Villain Within, and was reminded that this is his sound. It’s probably the fact that it’s been awhile since I’ve heard the album.
SELFISH isn’t a song. It’s more of a tale. It’s a relatable story about shifting from a conventional people-pleasing attitude toward one that is founded in self-respect and the establishment of boundaries. It was my way to redemption; to make up for all the times I gave up myself simply for wanting to feel loved by somebody else.
The theme of this track is Kalli wanting to be “selfish” about her feelings and to stop giving them away just to feel loved. She wants to get back to a place where she’s number 1 in her life before she can worry about anyone else, especially the one she’s breaking up with in the track. The song is on brand with the trend I’ve been seeing this decade about women finding love first within themselves before finding it in others.
After this, it’s release day. October 8 is the date we are all waiting for. Six tracks full of that quality we come to expect from Montreal’s very own.
Montreal’s very own, Kallitechnis has released her first single for her upcoming EP later this year with Outta My Way featuring Londoner 23 Unofficial. She said it herself on Twitter that the song slaps and I gotta agree. I’ve been playing it on repeat for about half an hour and the song just doesn’t get old.
JP and I produced and wrote OUTTA MY WAY via Zoom. We were both in a good mood and wanted to make a song that we could both party to and kick it to. OUTTA MY WAY has a duality like that. It’s hot and cold. 23 floats through his verse effortlessly. I just love that it slaps when the hook comes around, yet it’s chill in the verses.
You have to appreciate a song that is not OVER produced and gives you that vibe out to the track. And to think they were so confident in the song, you get a good 30 seconds at the end of the track to take it all in.
If the EP is as good as this song right here, we might be getting something special. I’ve always been a fan of Kallitechnis and have always delivered quality music. If you haven’t before, pay attention to her and be ready for that project to drop.
How uplifting can it be if you hear your love tell you that you smell like my favorite colors? The spirit that KALLITECHNIS is giving in her music video for colo(u)rs. The whole time she just gives off good energy and you can’t help but to bop your head and smile along. The simplicity of the video along with the aftereffects on the lyrics and shots were also well done. I see in the cover art she is various shades of orange. I never heard or seen her outright say which color is her favorite, but I’ll go out on a limb and say it might be orange.
She then comes out two weeks later in her Sounds of So(u)litude project with Gifted. I can tell from these two songs there is a spirit of positivity from Kallitechnis. Looking at the lyrics on this song, it might be one of her best in terms of songwriting. Every verse packs a literary punch and the chorus is so beautiful in it wrapping up to the last line “You’re so gifted” This is what the message is all about and sometimes you have to be reminded of that. Kallitechnis fills in that void of motivation for someone who needs to hear it. Not just in Gifted, but in all of her songs, that I’ve had a chance to hear in the year in change. And most important of all, the consistency in the song writing. A good tune can get me in the door, but it’s the lyrics that will keep me reigned in. It also doesn’t hurt Kallitechnis’ singing is top notch.
Isolation makes you reconsider those relationships that you had this year that kinda would have worked out, but just didn’t make it to the stride for a long term relationship. KALLITECHNIS thinks about giving it another shot because it sucks being alone and that’s understandable. So she’s looking for anything and everything possible to try and rekindle the flame. Could it be for her sanity? Her turning-grey loneliness? Probably both. But regardless of which, the desired end product is something much better than before, a relationship, beyond the quarantine, beyond the pandemic, but for life.
Almost at the end of another week. We have a little future funk from Engelwood and Tasty Jam. We have a touch of House on the side from Canadian singer KALLITECHNIS with Isolation. VanJess hits the nominee list twice, one with High & Dry, and another as a feature to Lana in Green. We also have German singer/actor (by way of Moroccan heritage) YONII giving us a little afrobeat in Milano. We have a little bit of everything this week. Take a listen.