Anna Cieslik ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Editor
A rapidly ascending up-and-comer in the R&B scene, Kesington Kross has managed to take some of the best elements of the genre and merge them into one cohesive package. His debut EP, Audio Justice, has the production elements of The Weeknd and a lyrical style not unlike Drake. With that said, Audio Justice has plenty of merit in its own right.
Hailing from Compton by way of Orange County, Kross has picked up a variety of musical influences throughout his life. Tracks like “Redemption” are a prime example of what modern day R&B should be – soulful and full of expression, all over a captivating beat. Other songs, like “Horses,” have a playful element of nostalgia to them, paying homage to past R&B greats like Prince while still remaining relevant to today’s music scene. The end result is a five-song EP jam packed with the style and substance of a release twice the size of Audio Justice.
Kross will be at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall February 18th as the opening act for Kat Dahlia, but you can be sure to catch a headliner-worthy set from the musician. Tickets are still available so make sure to snag one before it’s too late!
Edit: Kross just dropped the official music video for “Gimme Your Love” and it does not disappoint. A sci-fi thriller of sorts filled with love, intrigue, heartbreak, and mystery, the video proves to be the perfect visual accompaniment for “Gimme Your Love.” Check it out below and let us know what you think of it!