Stream: Kyan, “Rosetta” + Kingdom Remix

Premiere: British newcomer Kyan’s working a path sort of like Frank Ocean meets Kelela. Not mad at that—check out his debut single, out in March, 2014.

January 22, 2014


Instant enthusiastic head-bob to the original; immediate gruff head-snap to the remix. Meet Cambridge singer/producer Kyan, and his debut single, "Rosetta." There's kind of a British Frank Ocean thing going on here—no knock to his own style, or his wherewithal to supplement the track with a Kingdom remix (imagine a tour with the two of them plus Kelela… ooh, there's potential there). In the meantime, UK fans can check him out opening for London Grammar over the next few weeks. The "Rosetta" single comes out in March, to be followed by Kyan's debut EP, The Purple Experiment.

Stream: Kyan, "Rosetta"

Stream: Kyan, "Rosetta (Kingdom Remix)"

Tour dates with London Grammar:
28/01 Cardiff Solus
29/01 - Manchester Academy
31/01 - Nottingham Rock City
01/02 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
03/02 - Brighton Dome
04/02 - London Troxy
07/02 - Liverpool O2 Academy
08/02 - Sheffield O2 Academy
10/02 - Newcastle Northumbria University
11/02 - Glasgow ABC
12/02 - Leeds O2 Academy

Stream: Kyan, “Rosetta” + Kingdom Remix