Review by Victoria Scott & Hersong Staff
The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for "We Are the Music Makers.' Kay Soul's Album "Hiding in Plain Sight" was the 2020 W.A.M. Award Winner for Best Album in the R & B / Soul music category. Kay Soul was also a 2020 HerSong 'Female Artist of the Year' Nominee.
A mighty voice echoes as a synthesized cosmic humming rushes over the vocals. Then a tight and bustling rhythm section opens up the chorus. A strong, funky bass riff and a smokin’ gospel organ melody ties the groove together. Andrew Smith’s use of celestial sound effects with an R & B groove is brilliant. The layering of Kay’s silky vocals highlights her inspiring message. “Blood in My Veins” is a deep, soulful ballad about life's ups and downs..
“Blood in My veins” is about overcoming challenges that linger in your memories. Kay Soul shares her story about her struggles as she reclaims her power and strength from her broken pieces. There is beauty in the messy parts of ourselves which make up the graceful and vital parts of who we are.
This video features the beautiful model Christina Oluwa and was shot in the breathtaking countryside of Ireland.
“Blood in My Veins” will inspire others to be proud of their story. As Kay sings, powerfully:
“There’s blood in my veins. Fear in my pain. Can’t come out into the sunlight. Cause it never cease to rain on me. There's blood in my veins. Fear in my pain. Can't come out into the sunlight, Cause, it never cease to rain on me.”
Kay Soul has an alluring and expressive vocal style that can carry a powerful message. Her lyrics are heartfelt and her performance is genuine, articulate and deep. "Blood in My Veins" captures self-reliance and fortitude as Kay Soul connects her experience and emotions with listeners in a way that rises above trauma and triumphs on a spiritual level.
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About Kay Soul
Kay Soul is a recording artist and aspiring plus model based in Chicago. Kay began singing and writing songs in elementary school and recorded her first solo song at the age of 19. After taking a year for growth and self-reflection, Kay Soul returns to share the experiences and insights she has gathered. Kay strives to promote positivity and faith through her songs. Vulnerable and heartwarming, Kay’s music provides perseverance through tough times. Through powerful, soulful and emotionally-rich vocals, Kay's music is an authentic journey of self-expression. In 2020, Kay has released 2 new singles, “Blood In My Veins” and “Silly Love” to positive reviews from the Indie music community.
Kay Soul is a 2020 W.A.M (We are the Music Makers) award nominee for the Her Song Artist of the Year for Blood In My Veins and Winner for Best R&B album for her album Hiding In Plain Sight. Kay was Previously nominated for a Chicago Independent Music Award for best R&B singer, Kay has released multiple singles, a mix tape, her debut EP "Deeper" and full-length album "Hiding in Plain Sight". She has performed at several high-profile events including headlining at Elbo Room Chicago and Underground Wonder Bar, the Silver Room Block Party, Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City and singing The National Anthem at the NBA matchup between Milwaukee and Orlando. Kay Soul has been a featured artist in numerous publications including Chicago Music Guide 2020, Voyage LA, Buzz Music, Indie Music Reporter, Luxe Kurves Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, American Pride Magazine and Indie Music Plus.
Kay Soul was listed as an Artist to Watch by Indie Spoonful and 716 Live magazine and became the first featured artist on the Canada based music-streaming platform, Whoozl. As a plus size model, Kay Soul has modeled for multiple designers including national plus size brands Avenue and Lane Bryant and was featured as Ms. April in the Massive Collection 2019 calendar. She is a Brand Ambassador and has continued to build her body positive platform with a featured write up and podcast on Society of Sound focusing on perceptions of beauty. Kay Soul is also a cause warrior for mental health awareness and was the May 2020 featured guest on Apple Podcast, Tea Time With Monica, discussing mental health and healing. Kay is currently working on her new album "In My Mind" set to release October 30, 2020.