Kah-Lo Releases New Single ‘Runaway’ Off Upcoming Debut Album ‘pain/pleasure’ via Epic Records

Today, Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer-songwriter Kah-Lo releases her sultry new single ‘Runaway’. Following ‘GD Woman’, ‘Karma’, and ‘fund$’, ‘Runaway’ serves as the fourth single off Kah-Lo’s forthcoming debut album pain/pleasure, due out September 8th via Epic Records.

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The final taste of pain/pleasure, ‘Runaway’ showcases the depth of Kah-Lo’s genre-blending ways. Embellished with soft, danceable percussion and deep, plucked basslines, ‘Runaway’ is a sensuous landscape for Kah-Lo’s lush vocal performance. Flaunting smooth R&B tones and an amapiano flare, ‘Runaway’ strikes a powerful balance between the self-confidence she’s exhibited throughout this project and her gentler side as she entices her lover with her lustful lyricism. An alluring duality of her commanding presence and sensitive soul, ‘Runaway’ continues pain/pleasure’s mission to expose the many layers of Kah-Lo. 

On the track, Kah-Lo says, “‘Runaway’ is me paying homage to my roots and culture. I love the fusion of amapiano and pop music, and I wanted to express a softer side of myself with this record.” 

The long-awaited debut album from one of dance music’s most accomplished singer-songwriters, pain/pleasure is a culmination of Kah-Lo’s experiences throughout her career, cataloging everything from extreme bitterness to thrilling gratification. Vulnerability and authenticity, two qualities Kah-Lo has never shied away from, are the catalysts for pain/pleasure as Kah-Lo fuels her vengeful energy into a tale of female empowerment and self-love. pain/pleasure is all about retribution for Kah-Lo; it’s a story about facing those who have wronged her and coming out on top in spite of them, regardless of the obstacles and the pain she’s faced in her quest for pleasure.

Kah-Lo first emerged on the scene in 2016 appearing on Riton’s ‘Rinse & Repeat’, which earned them a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Dance Recording’. In 2017, Kah-Lo dropped her debut solo single ‘Fasta’, following up with ‘Fake I.D.’ in 2018, which became the lead song for the U.S. arrival of TikTok. Her fierce persona as a solo artist continued to shine through with her debut The Arrival EP, which saw its lead single ‘Commandments’ included on the FIFA 2022 Soundtrack. In 2022, Kah-Lo released her hit single ‘Drag Me Out’, which was featured in Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2022 campaign and has amassed more than 7 million streams on Spotify alone. 

A combination of frisky, party-starting lyricism and refreshing blend of house and pop music, Kah-Lo’s spirited originals have been placed in shows like ZIWE, Gossip Girl, Run The World, Harlem, NCIS Los Angeles, Everything’s Trash, and more. Her rhythmic vocals and consistent track record have also earned her features alongside Idris Elba (‘Baille’), Diplo (‘Give Dem’), The Knocks (‘Awa Ni’), and Michaël Brun (‘Melanin’).

‘Runaway’ serves as the latest addition to her forthcoming debut album pain/pleasure. Kah-Lo invites fans to indulge in the pain and pleasure that has rocked her career and stream ‘Runaway’ out now.

Kah-Lo Upcoming Tour Dates
December 10-16 – Your Paradise Festival – Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

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