New Signing alt-R&B Artist kerri Shares “WAITING (feat. Ezra Martin)” From ‘glow’ Mixtape
July 29, 2022 BY Penny Palmer
Today, Alt-R&B artist/producer kerri shares “WAITING (feat. Ezra Martin),” plus details to his forthcoming mixtape, glow (out October 21 via Nettwerk).
Huge in scope, this song is another collaboration with a friend and longtime collaborator, Ezra Martin. “We took a more aggressive and heavy-hitting approach to a track about waiting while life passes by,” says kerri. “I recall a distant memory and try to come to a resolution while Ezra ponders social expectations for today’s youngsters. This track uses a harsh lo-fi combination of drums, guitars, and vocal chops to convey its story, drawing inspiration from nostalgic electronic and indie music from the 2000s.”
With each release, kerri offers tender and organic consistency, where feelings of heartbreak and isolation seep through bedroom walls, and everything feels filtered through grainy VHS tapes. The glow mixtape was formed in the Summer of 2021, taking inspiration from “the past few years of my life and current events going on at the time,” reflects kerri. “I used this tape to reflect on how far I’ve come and what the future has in store for me. ‘glow’ is the culmination of my journey, blending personal vulnerabilities and the lessons I’ve learned from some bittersweet experiences. Exploring the need for validation and the weight of creative pursuit, I learned the importance of self-confidence and reliance while reflecting on failed relationships, current friendships, and society’s need for comparison before coming to a resolution and finally acceptance.”
The Saskatchewan-born, Montréal-based producer and creative blend alternative R&B with hip-hop and lofi. Learning to produce in his teens, kerri draws inspiration from indie and electronic acts (e.g., Frank Ocean, Dijon, and James Blake) and mixes it with his own experiences and craft. The result is a signature sound of spacious textures and emotional narratives.
glow is out October 21, 2022, via Nettwerk and is available to presave here: https://kerri.ffm.to/glow. “WAITING (feat. Ezra Martin)” is available at digital retailers here: https://kerri.ffm.to/waiting.
3. WAITING (feat. Ezra Martin)
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