R&B artist Kyrik Gaines has made an explosive start to his music career, having already accumulated hundreds of thousands of streams for his releases ‘Sandbox’ and ‘Booty Call’. Now returning in 2021 to lead up to his debut EP, Kyrik returns in November with new soulful offering ‘Don’t Fall in Love’. Kyrik’s self-written and self-produced single captures the mood of ‘the morning after’ with a dreamy soundscape full of airy vocals, glistening instrumentation, and bird sounds.
“The song ‘Don’t Fall in Love’ is about becoming jaded, and finally realizing the damaging effects of a toxic relationship but not knowing exactly how to walk away from it. ‘Pretending we in love just for the moment. Ask for company when you get lonely. Misery is free choose when you want it.’ These lines close out the song, and they describe two people who only enjoy each others company when there is sex involved, otherwise they couldn’t be more miserable. So, they choose to be miserable together as well.” Kyrik shares on the inspiration behind the track.
ABOUT KYRIK GAINES
Born and raised in Miami, FL, Kyrik Gaines grew up listening to Neo-Soul, classic and avant-garde Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Rock. Taking an early interest in music, Kyrik Gaines began playing the piano at age 9 and had begun playing the guitar and alto saxophone by age 11. Gaines honed the art of music production, composition, and performance throughout high school where he also played in both the school marching band and sung in the choir.
After graduating high school, Kyrik Gaines went on to attend Florida A&M University where he studied Music Business and began classical vocal training. This led him to perform at Carnegie Hall as a young honors performer. On the back of this, Gaines began writing music for ‘Somersault’, and released his first song, ‘Sandbox’ followed by ‘Booty Call’ as singles under his very own independent label OOO Music (On Our Own).With a fresh take on R&B, Neo-soul, Trap-soul, Pop, Fusion, and Rock, ‘Somersault’ touches on Gaines’ personal experiences, the complexities of love, and mental health. Written, produced, recorded, and engineered by Kyrik Gaines, “Somersault is now available for pre-order and pre-save.”