Monday, June 6, 2022

Kyshona - "Out Loud"

Photo by Nora Canfield

Kyshona has one of the more unique takes on modern folk that we've heard in a while. Her latest single, "Out Loud," is a quiet and inspirational anthem that mixes modern folk with an R&B sound. While hearing folk mixed with soul or gospel is very common, mixing it with R&B isn't something I've heard often, or maybe even at all. It's the kind of song that might repel me with how positive it is, but Kyshona has more than enough talent and charisma to keep me listening. It's a beautiful song that is going to have you immediately searching for her 2020 album Listen.

Kyshona says of her new song and the accompanying video:

“This video captures the feeling one may have when they speak their truth, that you’re speaking into the void. But the power of using your voice is that the sound creates ripple effects that go on forever. One day, those sound waves will reach someone and you’ll realize you were never really alone. Who has encouraged you to speak up? Who will you encourage to do the same? It’s not always easy to say what you need or to tell someone about something that happened to you, but it is important to find the words to do so when you’re ready. It’s equally important to let folks around you know that you are listening.”

You can watch the video for "Out Loud" below. You can find the single here. For more on Kyshona, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

6/10 - Norman Bird Sanctuary - Middletown, RI 
6/24 - Musicians Corner - Nashville, TN
7/9 - PaoliFest - Paoli, IN 
7/16 - Elm Street Cultural Arts - Woodstock, GA 
7/22 - Hillside Festival - Guelph, ON
8/7 - Sundays On The River @ Olivette Riverside Pavillion - Asheville, NC
8/10 - The Ramkat - Winston-Salem, NC*
8/15 - Prescott Park Arts Festival - Portsmouth, NH 
8/16 - CHIRP - Ridgefield, CT 
8/17 - Woodbridge Wednesdays - Woodbridge, NJ 
8/18 - Live At The Archway - Brooklyn, NY
8/21 - LOUD - Huntington, WV*
8/23 - Beacon Theatre - Hopewell, VA* 
8/24 - Avalon Theatre - Easton, MD* 
9//9 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, TN
9/14-9/17 - AmericanaFest - Nashville, TN 
*w/ Shovels & Rope

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