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Published on March 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

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Urban pop artist KVNE releases his new single ‘On the Low’

-Previously featured on 93.5 The Move – Made In Toronto, 91.5 The Beat and has over 200,000 streams on Spotify-

Canadian R&B and Urban Pop artist Kevin Edworthy, musically known as KVNE (Kevin), announces the release of his new single “On the Low”. Produced by Mirakulus, the artist’s new single combines his emotional promises with heartfelt lyrics over a up tempo beat. With previous hits including, “On the Rise”, “Hush and Moan”, “I’m Loving’ It (ft. Brae)”,  “Late Nights”, “Cotton Candy” and “Make Me Better”, KNVE proves that he is a multi-talented artist. With a new single and more music on the way, KVNE is determined to spread his music to listeners around the world.

KVNE’s single “On the Low” is available across all major music platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and more.

My new single is about wanting to help show someone their value and self worth.  Although leaving a situation or making a change can be difficult, sometimes it’s necessary,” says KVNE.

KVNE’s new single, “On the Low”, is by far his most emotional piece. Touching on the sensitive topic of domestic abuse, KVNE writes about a close friend who was in an unhealthy relationship. He aims to create true, heartfelt connections between his music and audiences. To accompany this moving single, KVNE and Alira Wright teamed up for a visual component to accompany the song.

Tour Dates

KVNE’s 2019 is promising with the release of more music and an upcoming tour. You can catch him on the road and touring Southern Ontario in mid-March.

 

March 7 – Waterloo – The Harmony Lunch

March 8 – St. Catherines – Warehouse Concert Hall

March 10 – Hamilton – Absinthe Club

March 15 – Brantford – Club NV

March 16 – Toronto – Sneaky Dee’s

March 17 – Guelph – District

Living in Kitchener is what inspired Kevin to pursue music in a different light. He started his first bedroom music studio in Cambridge. Local artists such as, Josey Bridge, Leaf Grizzly and Tactics on DMT, gave him opportunities to work alongside as an engineer and producer. During that time, Kevin was getting introduced and connected to the local hip hop/urban scene. While working with Cambridge rapper, Josey Bridge, he was introduced to Ashton Adams of KYNGS and given an opportunity to intern under his main engineer, Bryan Cockett. It was then that he not only refined his craft as a mixing engineer, but also grew as an artist and found his own calling. His son was also born in Cambridge, where they spent the first three years of his life. They would frequently spent time at Forbes park in the splash pad, and always attended Hespeler’s annual Harvest festival.

With a guitar in hand from the young age of 11, Kevin could never put it down, nor get music out of his head. Kevin started his first band by the age of 13, which went on to open for Marianas Trench, and toured with other iconic Canadian acts such as, Hedley, Alexisonfire, and Avril Lavigne. In the years later, Kevin found himself gravitating more towards writing and engineering. Under the wing of music mentors and producers such as, Ashton Adams and Bryan Cockett, Kevin was reminded that making music was exactly what he needed to be doing.

Having co-founded independent recording label, The KillaKollective, with partners Solomon Mallo, Kevin proves making music is more than just being an artist, it’s about building a community. With 15 different producers working with them to date, the three together hope to bridge the gap between artist, genre, and record label in the local music scene.

To us, music is much more than breaking charts and doing it for the monetary return. We want to instill that you really don’t need money to pursue what you love- just passion and a direction,” says KVNE. “Our label is about creating opportunities for others- it is about bringing a sense of community back to artistry. I want to make music, but I want to do it differently – I want to do it positively.”

Kevin emphasizes being a positive and powerful force for artists and audiences around the world. From sharing experiences with all types of music icons, to collaborating with numerous producers, Kevin encompasses the necessary tools to not only make music for himself, but to also open doors for other aspiring artists. It is safe to say Kevin does not shy away from any particular genre, as he is set to explore sounds ranging from his classic R&B flow, rap, electric, to even venturing into Bollywood styles. KVNE is promised to deliver boundless music.

About KVNE

Kevin Edworthy, professionally known as KVNE, was born November 14, 1991, in Hamilton, Ontario. Aside from being an upcoming urban artist, he is also an executive producer, and founding partner of independent label, The KillaKollective.

Kevin began his musical career at the early age of 13, where he started his first band, and toured with renown Canadian acts. As years passed, Kevin recognized that he had the potential to uniquely sculpt his craft through his adaptability to music. Having undergone development as an engineer, songwriter, and participant in many creative teams, Kevin started pursuing his own artistry.

Writing inspired by life experiences, accompanied by his smooth R&B melodies and rumbling 808 trap percussion, KVNE undoubtedly demonstrates his versatility. With musical influences such as Tory Lanez, Post Malone, and Blackbear, his sound is catered to audiences across the board. The 26-year-old plans for a set of releases this summer, which will not only demonstrate his signature R&B crossover and urban pop sound, but also will venture into sounds of electric, rock, and rap.

Apart from his music, Kevin is a single father. He hopes to inspire his son through his heartfelt, positive messages, and dedication to helping others. Being raised in a household of 4 other siblings, Kevin is determined to mould a better life for his son and those around him.

About The KillaKollective

The KillaKollective, is a newly founded independent record label based out of Southern Ontario, Canada, co-founded by Kevin Edworthy (KVNE) and Solomon Mallo. The three friends applied everything they learnt throughout their careers, and united to form a music recording hub, which leverages local artists and producers from all over the world. The KillaKollective encourages a collection of producers, songwriters, entrepreneurs and the like, to come together to showcase their written, technical, and musical skills, all for one cause- for the love of music. The label focuses on creating opportunity catered to each market, with a genuine interest in helping local talent grow, all while aiming to bring a sense of community back to the industry. The KillaKollective will be making their mark and taking the independent industry by surprise this summer.



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