KAMAL.ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HEADLINE SHOW ON 8TH JUNE AT ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL
FOLLOWING ON FROM HIS SEMINAL MIXTAPE ‘SO HERE YOU ARE, DROWNING’
STREAM THE MIXTAPE HERE:https://kamalnw.lnk.to/sohereyouaredrowning
North-West London hailing musician Kamal. has announced his headline show at Islington Assembly Hall on the 8th June. The show is set to be his biggest yet as it follows on from his incredibly received mixtape ‘so here you are, drowning’. Tickets go on sale this Friday (28th April) at 10am BST.
Inspired by Caleb Azumah Nelson’s phenomenal novel ‘Open Water.’, the 10-track project was the result of almost two years of writing and touched on themes of codependency and martyrdom in a relationship.
On an enviably fast trajectory and in his 2.0 era, multi-instrumentalist, Kamal. is Ivor Novello-award nominated, has collaborated with Dave, and amassed an awe-inspiring 250 million streams. The obvious next step for him is to take the new music to his legion of adoring fans at the legendary North London venue.
Kamal.’s music chronicles both the highs and lows of life. His lyrical content spans romantic relationships, the seclusion of your own mind, the repetitive, the mundane, and even derealisation and anxiety. Often relating to the more complicated yet familiar feelings, Kamal.’s lyrics have the ability to hold the listener’s hand through shared experience. He is a truly exceptional storyteller.
Whilst the new music is a developed sound from Kamal., it also weaves a cohesive thread with his back-catalogue. Kamal.’s music has always been a dose of sweet honey vocals, offered on a sharp knife of realism and honesty, and since his highly anticipated debut EP ‘war outside’ at the end of 2021, Kamal.’s new music has followed seamlessly in the footsteps of previous offerings, including the ethereal cliff-top soaring single “lose”, “blue”, fan favorite “homebody”, and of course, the Top-40 single “Mercury”, his collaboration with Brit Award winning rapper Dave.
Kamal. was always destined to be a musician. A skilled pianist, his early influences were found in the likes of Maxwell, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and Bill Withers. Formulating his own sound, he first began to compose tracks to his ukulele and in 2019, uploaded his first recorded song –“smilingdownthephone” on soundcloud. Since then, he hasn’t looked back – garnering co-signs from the likes of NME, British GQ, British Vogue, i-D, Dazed and more.
The voice of a generation, Kamal. possesses both the vision and presence of someone much older than his years. A truly unique artist, his innate musical talent has placed him firmly on the map. ‘so here you are, drowning’ is an inimitable release that propels Kamal. ever-further into the musical stratosphere.
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.