Grammy-nominated artist Biako has collaborated with California-based singer-songwriter Leven Kali and Atlanta multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt on his new single ‘Irreversible’, out September 9th.
Combining majestic strings with insatiable grooves and silky-smooth vocals, ‘Irreversible’ is a funk-laden dose of feel-good R&B. Kali adds nuanced flair with his light and breezy verse, while the smoky vocals of Van Hunt slow things down, bringing an air of sophistication to the track. The result is an effortlessly cool offering of modern R&B sprinkled with classic 70s soul, with Biako explaining that the mesmerising track “speaks to the fragility of a love’s ecosystem and the ways with which we learn to cope with its ever changing tides”.
‘Irreversible’ marks Biako’s third single release to date, following 2021’s debut single ‘Damn Girl’ featuring Jean Deaux, a track that premiered on season 3 of Netflix’s series You and was supported by The Fader, SPIN Mag, KCRW and NTS, and the follow-up single ‘What It’s Like To Be Him’, an ode to ‘Jessie’s Girl’ by Rick Springfield.
A scintillating collaboration between three musical aficionados, ‘Irreversible’ is all about the funk.
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An LA-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Biako is known for his distinct and timeless sound which spans R&B, pop, jazz, and psych-soul. He came to prominence after Foushee’s breakout hit ‘Deep End’ in 2020, which became Gold-certified and reached #1 on both TikTok and Shazam global charts, now boasting over 230 million Spotify streams. Mentored by music legends such as the late great Leon Ware, Brian Jackson, Larry Klein and Richard Rudolph, his other credits include Fana Hues, Baby Rose, Mereba, Masego, Saba, Buddy, Yuna and Lion Babe. Also a Grammy-Nominated Engineer, having previously toured with The Weeknd, he is the co-founder of Revival (formerly known as The Complex studios) – the famed Earth, Wind and Fire studio in West Los Angeles, where Prince, Marvin Gaye, Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson all made music.
About Leven Kali
Leven Kali is a singer, songwriter and producer from Santa Monica, California. Born in Holland, and raised in SoCal, his sound reflects the many different cultures and backgrounds that make up his personal identity. He recently collaborated with Beyoncé on her latest album Renaissance, as well as, Syd, Smino, and Playboi Carti.
About Van Hunt
Van Hunt is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s with acclaimed albums Van Hunt and On the Jungle Floor, later winning a Grammy for his appearance on the tribute version of the Sly & the Family Stone classic ‘Family Affair’.