KAASH PAIGE: “FROM LO-FI SOUNDCLOUD PHENOM TO RISING R&B STAR”
Upon the release of Kaash Paige’s debut EP – Parked Car Convos – Pitchfork wrote: “intimate images match her conversational lyrics; she admits to her manipulative ways in the sweetest melody…It’s a style that has taken her from lo-fi SoundCloud phenom to rising R&B star, which should be cemented when she releases her debut album later this year.”
On release of her follow-up track “Frank Ocean”, the critical love from P4K continued: “Kaash Paige songs sound like paragraph-length texts sent to your crush. Her 2019 mixtape Parked Car Convos introduced us to the teenager’s blunt songwriting, and listening to “Frank Ocean,” her first new single of the year, is like eavesdropping on a passionate phone conversation through the wall. The Dallas singer communicates her feelings with a charming directness… Through begging, reminiscing, and confessing, she guides us through a tumultuous relationship in three minutes.”
Several months and 860 MILLION CUMULATIVE STREAMS LATER, her debut album, Teenage Fever, is arriving this Friday.
Late last year, Kaash made a ton of noise with her breakout hit single “Love Songs” that was shared on Tik Tok over 15 millions times and caught the attention of Kylie Jenner, who not only continuously shared Kaash’s music on her stories but also went on to use “Love Songs” for her Kylie Skin campaign!
Kaash – a 19-year-old from Dallas, Texas – was named one of Billboard’s Top 15 Hip Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2020, Vogue’s New Queer Musicians To Listen To Now for Pride 2020, REVOLT’s Women to Watch in 2020, New Artist To Watch by Zane Lowe, and YouTube’s “Trending Artist on the Rise!”
Kaash touches on subjects like vulnerability, love, openness and heartbreak in her shoe-gazey brand of “toxic R&B.” She is young but relatable – not just for people her age but for people from all walks of life who may struggle with being their true selves. Authenticity is what’s most important to Kaash and she puts it on full display with her music and how she carries herself.