Kyle Dion rules, and here’s the proof

Los Angeles-based R&B crooner Kyle Dion is making smooth, soulful songs that sound refreshing to any generation.

March 09, 2018

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The FADER's weekly column What Rules highlights one of our office's new obsessions.

Who are they?

Name: Kyle Dion
Style: Lush, soulful R&B
Location: Formerly South Florida, currently Los Angeles, California.

Why should I listen?

If you just love a fucking good ass R&B song, Kyle Dion’s your guy. The first time I listened to “Brown,” somehow, my elbows weren’t ashy anymore. I apologize in advance for this metaphor, but I think if cocoa butter was a song, it would sound like this. “Brown” could have been released in the ‘90s or the ‘00s; it has a timeless groove that you and your mom could bop to.

On “Cool Side Of The Pillow,” the South Florida-native flows through the acoustic-tinged track with lustrous falsettos. Add it to that playlist — you know what I’m talkin’ about.


Lastly, this has nothing to do with the sound of his music, but his taste in headbands, button-ups, and leather jackets is noteworthy.

Where should I start?

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Kyle Dion rules, and here’s the proof