Knowlij – ‘Kites’

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An up-and-coming American songwriter and indie hip-hop artist, Knowlij has just released his debut single, sharing a touching collaborative piece that features his fiancée.

A father and fervent writer, Knowlij has developed a chill synergistic blend of hip-hop and pop that is uniquely his own. Behind the music, he’s become known for his inspiring, heartfelt, and passionate lyrics, capitalising on universal struggles and deeply human moments to forge a connection with listeners from around the world.

For his debut single, Knowlij has left nothing behind, breaking onto the mainstage with flowing acoustic tones, minimalist production, tender verse, and some gorgeous vocals by his fiancée Holly. A break from the mainstream hip-hop sounds that so often capture the spotlight, ‘Kites’ is absolutely gorgeous, filled with love, and perfectly played. Released for Valentine’s Day, the single is a passionate metaphor for Knowlij and Holly’s relationship, with the kites symbolising both Knowlij and Holly holding onto faith and each other throughout anything they encounter in life

Speaking about the single, which was released just a few days ago, Knowlij explained, “Kites is a metaphor for our relationship when the wind blows and we struggle to have weather storms in life. A kite is something that is grounded by someone holding onto it. If you do not hold onto a kite when the wind blows it will blow away.”

Available now on all major streaming services, and as part of our annual Spotify playlist, ‘Kites’ is a magical moment in time that Knowlij and Holly have shared with the world, offering an honest look deep into their innermost feelings. Easily one of the most evocative releases of the year so far, it’s a must for any fan of modern pop and tender hip-hop.

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