Kyan Palmer

FRESH: ‘Tainted Love’ – Kyan Palmer

Kyan Palmer puts an R&B/Pop spin on his new version of “Tainted Love”.

2018 has been a year packed with successes for Los Angeles-based Kyan Palmer and he’s capping it off with one final treat. Available on all streaming platforms today, Palmer has put his lush R&B-pop spin on Gloria Jones’ iconic single “Tainted Love”.

Originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964, “Tainted Love” has been covered far and wide, most notably by synth-pop duo Soft Cell in 1981. On his choice to cover the timeless anthem, Palmer explains, “it’s one of my favorite songs and it’s such a fun song to cover. I wanted to bring something new, something more ‘2018’ to it. I believe that a good song can withstand time and ‘Tainted Love’ is just one of those songs”.

Arizona-bred, LA-based Kyan Palmer has had a massive year with the release of his debut EP, “Burn Mona Lisa”. The EP was named after Palmer’s breakout single, “Burn Mona Lisa” which was released while Palmer was still working as a marketing assistant at Republic Records. With no expectations and no team behind him, the debut single took a life of its own, rapidly amassing over 3 million streams and hitting the viral Spotify charts in the US, Canada, and Singapore.

The EP includes other hit singles such as “Make It Up”, “Hidden Feelings” and “Poetry In Motion” as well as a number of previously unreleased tracks. Succinctly weaving together buoyant melodies, intoxicating pop production, and Palmer’s signature soulful R&B vocals, the EP is a captivating sonic journey from start to finish.

With press coming in from tastemakers such as Z100, Cliche Magazine, Substream Magazine, Nest HQ, Pop Dust, Atwood Magazine, and more, Kyan Palmer is sure to have another victorious year ahead.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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