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Kay Young snaps on debut single “Sweet Dreams”

Roc Nation’s newest recruit was discovered by Jay Electronica.

March 27, 2020

British artist Kay Young flexes all over "Sweet Dreams," her debut single and the first fruit of a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. Discovered by Jay Electronica in the U.K., Young flips the script between rapping over boom-bap production and jazzy piano and delivering her own pillow-soft chorus.

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The "Sweet Dreams" video is similarly versatile, starting with an intense shot of Youg hanging upside down in a straitjacket before switching to neon shades for the softer, vocal-led parts of the song. Young's U.K. sound comes to the fore toward the end of the song as she raps in double time about thick thighs and "making a great escape."

Speaking to The FADER about her video, Young said: “Having to be hung upside down in the video was a surreal understanding that I was about to be born into my new reality.”

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Check "Sweet Dreams" out above.

Kay Young snaps on debut single “Sweet Dreams”