This time, we get to know Kyle M Watson, a singer songwriter from Brooklyn New York. Born in St. Thomas Barbados Kyle started singing at the early age of 11 years old and like many other artists he began singing in the church. He has a smooth, soulful style and is heavily inspired by R&B groups like Dru Hill, Jodeci and Boyz to Men.
The track "I’m Ready" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists, and if anyone else is a 90s kid, you may recognize some Keith Sweat and Usher. Nice and smooth slow jam to make you feel all the feels!
"Alexa, play something smooth!"
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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.
I am from Barbados originally, currently living in Brooklyn NYC, I’m an Army Vet and I currently work at a Dental Office.
2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?
A couple of coworkers and I were just sitting around on our lunch break talking about our respective talents and passions. I lightly mentioned I had never recorded anything in my life never even stepped in a studio before, they asked why and at that point I knew it was just fear. The conversation really stuck with me and prompted me to do my research and just go for it.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
My favorite group of all time is R&B Group Dru Hill. I love the passion in there voices and the harmonies were crazy!
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I want to create good music that anyone can enjoy, wether it be a love song or a song that Carrie’s a powerful message. I feel like I have a lot to say I’m just trying to find the best way to say it through song.
5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.
Inspiration hits me at random moment so when I hear a potential song idea I make a voice memo and save it so I don’t forget. Then I think about what the song is going to be about and go from there, the chorus usually comes first so I build on that, playing with harmonies to see how it feels. When the chorus is done I use it to help guide me in what I want to say in earth verse.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
This is tough but the first song that came to mind as I read the question was “What do I do with the Love” by Dru Hill. It’s not one of there more popular songs but I just love the way it just draws you in to the story and again their harmonies are bonkers!
7. What is the best advice or council you have either given or received in terms of music?
Don’t focus on what other folks are doing, what may work for them might not necessarily work for you, be authentic in what you do. We often try to rush the creative progress but it comes when it come.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Finishing my fist single. When I completed my very first single in 2020 it was a unbelievable feeling, I can look back at my first project and say, YES I did that. This accomplishment has also opened up the possibility for more projects to come for example my 2nd single I’m Ready.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
Wow this is a good question but I can’t think of anything surprising about me lol. I am pretty much an open book, as far as music goes anyone that knows me knows how much music means to me.
𝟭0. Tell us about your highest and lowest points in music so far.
The lowest point would be having issues uploading the same track later that week. So long story short I Licensed a beat but when it was time to upload the track I got a message stating that one or two elements in my song had already been used so my track was being picked up as a sample. They were a lot of emails back and forth with the producers trying to resolve the issue. I got to a point where I was going to scrap the whole thing. It was heart breaking that so much time and energy went into this and it won’t even get off the ground but it all worked out in the end.
The highest moment in music for me would have to be the creative process during the recording of my news single “I’m Ready” I was surrounded by really good energy. The best part of the session was watching my friend and fellow artist And the sound engineer brain storm over what parts should be sung and where. Watching them made me feel good because they were enjoying something that I created which made me feel like I was on to something with this one.
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