Lily Apart (Live)

A 2 track neo-soul single (5m 45s) — released April 15th 2022 on First Word Records

Following on from the 'Peace + Harmony' EP, here's a little extra slice of niceness from [ K S R ], a special live acoustic version of a track from the EP, 'Lily Apart' recorded at Livingston Studio, London very recently.

The version of this track came to fruition as part of a session for a campaign headed by Foot Locker for the New Balance 725s, which have shots of [ K S R ] currently displayed in store promo across Europe, and on Foot Locker's YouTube page.

Hailing from Moss Side, Manchester, this young talent has been steadily building a rep for himself over the past few years as one of the UK's most exciting soul vocalists, with his releases encompassing an eclectic assortment of alternative R&B, future soul, hip hop and D&B. Influenced by an array of neo-soul artists, such as D'Angelo and Anderson .Paak, his own soulful style has already seen him tour and collaborate with a number of UK peers; working on projects with label-mates Children of Zeus & Australia's REMi, and supporting the likes of Etta Bond & The Mouse Outfit, as well as performing sell-out headline solo shows in Manchester and London, and playing various festivals across Europe.

Since he began developing his music in 2017, [ K S R ] has had support from the likes of 1Xtra, BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Mixmag, NTS, Reprezent, Unity & Soho Radio, in addition to featuring on a slew of D&B tracks with artists like Lenzman, BCee, Emba & Redeyes. The collab with Emba was recently named a 'Kiss FM Future Selection' courtesy of Hybrid Minds and features have been supported on Spotify's 'New Music Friday' and 'Mandem - Kings' amongst others. His debut release 'Unfiltered' appeared on Polarface Records in 2019, which was followed by single 'Flex With Me' (also produced by Tyler Daley from Children of Zeus) then an independent second EP, 'Take Control', followed in late 2020 (during the pandemic) which amassed over 500k streams. Additionally to the releases, he was recently recruited by Manchester United as part of their 21/22 season kit announcements, as well as working with Nike and Size? on a special MCR-themed Air Force 1 release.

[ K S R ] was very recently named as an "R&B act to watch" for 2022 by Complex, and since the EP release he has had features with Notion magazine, was named in Bandcamp's "Best Soul Releases" in February, and performed across the UK on a tour with Pip Millett, and solo at the world famous Jazz Cafe. There have also been more collabs (this time with Searchlight, which got daytime play on BBC 6 Music), a return to We Out Here festival is locked for late Summer, and he has his own headline show in Manchester's Blues Kitchen on April 29th.

The original version of 'Lily Apart' appeared on the 'Peace + Harmony' EP released at the very end of 2021. A solid set of alternative R&B, produced by Dom Porter and mixed by Eric Lau. Six tracks in all, including the single, 'Harmless' (which received support from the likes of Mr. Scruff (Worldwide FM), BBC Manchester and Victoria Jane (BBC Radio 1), was 'Track Of The Week' on 1Xtra/BBC Introducing, and saw the video racking up several thousand plays in its first weekend) and follow-up 'CGWY' featuring Children of Zeus on a brand new interpretation of their classic track 'Get What's Yours'. From the intro track 'I Wonder', to the autobiographical vibes of 'Born In '98', to the closing track 'Given Summer', also featuring the vocals of Ayeisha Raquel, each track on the EP is of course laced with Roosevelt's unmistakable silky smooth vocals, and is set to join his already impressive catalogue of underground soul classics such as 'Alien Boo', 'Stylin' and 'New Love'. The downlow future soul of 'Lily Apart' also appears on this digital single in its original form.

'Lily Apart' is released April 15th on all digital platforms.

'Peace + Harmony' by [ K S R ] is out on vinyl & digital on First Word Records now.


Vocals - Roosevelt Kazaula Sigsbert aka [ K S R ]

Guitar - Laurie Debnam

Bass - Ed Staal

Piano - Dominic King

Drums - James Mason

Recording Engineer / Mix Engineer - Jonny Breakwell

Assistant Engineer - Luke Farnell

Recording Studio - Livingston Studio 1 / Miloco Studios

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