Singer-songwriter Otis Kane releases highly-anticipated debut album 'Purple BLUE'
"I want people to feel love when they hear my music," Otis Kane said in an interview with Remixd Magazine.
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Otis Kane is an artist to definitely be on the lookout for this year. He's making noise as one of R&B's freshest voices and recently released his debut album Purple BLUE that serves as a testament to his talents. The 13-track EP is a sonically pleasing display of Otis Kane's talents as a rising artist -- he brings a refreshing sound to every track and pushes new lyrical boundaries through his music.
Some of the standouts on the project include "Can't Stay Away," "Lost," and "Fell Into It" with Chloe Angelides.
"The project is completely inspired by my life," Otis Kane said in a recent interview. "All the music is a reflection of my taste, and what moves me."
The body of work takes listeners through all of the emotions of a passionate relationship, including the highs and the lows.
Remixd Magazine had the chance to speak with Otis Kane more to learn about his background and the inspiration behind this project. Keep reading to get familiar with Kane and be sure to stream Purple BLUE below.
What city are you from/ Where are you based now? Born and raised in LA, and I am still based here. At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? I decided that I wanted to create music at around 14. I was in the car with my mom listening to Stevie Wonder, and I started to pay attention to how much better his music made me feel. I wanted to do that for people. I was already a singer by then, but that’s really where my path started.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how? My upbringing has played a huge role in my creativity. Although I don’t come from a musical family, my mom always played the best music. Stevie, Smokey, and The Temptations were a constant soundtrack to my life. I think that’s why I write love songs.
How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?
I would say my sound is Soul/Funk/Pop.
What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career? What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you? I create music to make people smile. I want people to feel good when they listen. Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative? I like to exercise, skateboard, and spend time with my dog. Those things help me stay creative and healthy. What were you doing before music? Aside from a couple jobs after high school, I have always been able to make music. I was a producer for years before I released music as an artist. Who are some of your main musical influences? My main musical influences are Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Prince, Pharrell, Kanye West, Robin Thicke, Donny Hathaway ... I could go on, but I have definitely spent a lot of time with these artists' music.
What are some of your music career goals for the future? My short term goals are to tour, and continue to release music. Long term goal is to have a long healthy career, as an artist, producer, composer. What is this project about in your own words? This project is about love, fun, insecurity, human nature, and revolution. What’s one of your most proud moments of your music career so far? I have had many proud moments in my career, but releasing this full length album is one of my proudest! What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? Include some dates if you have them. I’m releasing a music video for a song on the album called ‘Can’t Stay Away’ on June 17th! What message do you hope fans take away from your music? I want people to feel love when they hear my music.
Where can we follow you on social media?
Instagram: @Otis.Kane TikTok: Otis.Kane Twitter: @TheOtisKane Clubhouse: OtisKane