(photo by Rachel Blackman – download HERE)
“A multifaceted artist, songwriter, and producer, Khamari has quickly become an unmistakable burgeoning voice in modern-day R&B.” – Wonderland
“There’s a beauty and a boldness to being this emotionally open… his lyrics are gorgeous and poetic, painful and relatable.” – The Honey Pop
“There’s a warmth to his voice that urges you to come closer.” – The FADER
“One to watch when it comes to the men of R&B.” – VIBE
“Khamari is one of the fiercest talents to hit the R&B scene in recent years” – HUNGER
(May 26, 2023) – Today, Los Angeles-based, Boston-raised songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist artist Khamari releases his debut album A Brief Nirvana via RCA Records. The album is an 11-track project that plays like a sonic documentary, reflecting his personal journey as well as his artistic growth. With its lead single “Doctor, My Eyes,” Khamari finds himself trying to seek life’s answers which is paired with a special voicemail from his grandfather. The single “Drifting” puts a melancholic spin on Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” anthem as Khamari sings about the pursuit of happiness. Other highlights include “On My Way”, which samples Al Green’s “Love and Happiness” and describes life’s unpredictable changes.
Listen to A Brief Nirvana HERE.
Khamari grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA. His artistry wraps his powerfully earnest songwriting around contemporary sonics. Skilled as a vocalist and musician, Khamari’s music is distilled from influences ranging as wide as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Sly Stone, to Kid Cudi, and Mac Miller. After releasing his debut EP Eldorado to a warm critical reception, Khamari seemingly disappeared for over a year. His heartbreaking single “Doctor, My Eyes” – released a full year after his debut EP, followed by “Drifting,” “Tell Me” and “On My Way” – bridged the gap between eras as Khamari now prepares for the release of his debut album that showcases his personal and artistic growth.
Khamari‘s career debuted with a trio of Spotify New Music Friday placements, including a #10 spot with his sophomore single release “The Heat.” His editorial support rounded out as the cover artist for Spotify’s Fresh Finds, and further playlisting on Apple Music FEELS, Amazon’s The New Black and Breakthrough R&B, and as cover artist for Tidal’s Pop: Rising. With over 10 million cumulative streams in his first 3 songs – including 500k in “The Heat” first week on Spotify alone – Khamari was also nominated for R&B Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards and is now looking forward to the next exciting chapter.
His next step is to continue the hunt for the intersection of timeless musicality and contemporary style, all without losing the honest accessibility which made him relatable from the start.
(album art by Rachel Blackman – download HERE)
A Brief Nirvana track list:
1. Wax Poetic
2. Doctor, My Eyes
4. Cherry Picking
5. Sacred Place
6. Tell Me
7. Changing Yourself
8. Right My Wrongs
9. These Four Walls
10. On My Way
Buy/Stream A Brief Nirvana:
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