Kirby – An extraordinary Artist
Hailing all the way from Mississippi, USA is singer/songwriter, Kirby Lauryen. With her captivating vocals and infectious melodies Kirby has carved out a unique space for herself in the industry. From her humble beginnings to her chart-topping hits, let’s dive into the musical journey of this extraordinary artist.
Kirby started her career on YouTube with the “A Song A Day” challenge where she posted videos of herself singing a new original song every day. On the 302nd day of her challenge, her remarkable consistency and talent caught the attention of Roc Nation.
The Debut Single
In 2019, Kirby embarked on her solo career, unveiling her debut single “Loved By You.” The song showcased her powerhouse vocals and the distinctive blend of pop, R&B, and soul that has become her signature sound. With its infectious hooks and relatable lyrics, the track garnered widespread praise, establishing Kirby as a force to be reckoned with in the pop music scene.
Her Passion for Soul Music
Kirby is passionate about preserving soul music, but her pen has also made significant contributions to the music industry. She has played a pivotal role in assisting some of the industry’s finest artists in crafting their music.
One notable example is her collaboration with Brandy on the emotionally charged track “Beggin’ & Pleadin’,” where Kirby helped Brandy express her deepest emotions. Another remarkable collab is with Kanye West on “Only One,” which served as a means for Kanye to communicate with his late mother. This particular collaboration highlights the immense trust that artists place in Kirby’s songwriting abilities, recognizing her skill in capturing their personal experiences and translating them into impactful songs.
Among her notable writing achievements are renowned tracks like Beyoncé’s “Die With You,” Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds,” and Ariana Grande’s “Break Your Heart Right Back.”
“Sis” was a Milestone
Additionally, Kirby further solidified her place in the industry with her latest album titled “Sis.” Her ability to seamlessly fuse genres, coupled with her honest songwriting, has endeared her to a growing fanbase worldwide. Kirby’s music captures the essence of human emotions, offering a relatable and cathartic experience for listeners.
Impressed by Kirby’s talent, Issa Rae decided to feature these songs in the soundtrack for the fourth season of the popular show Insecure. Recently, Kirby also had the opportunity to showcase her skills through an at-home performance for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk series.
With each new release, Kirby pushes the boundaries of pop music, infusing her unique style and perspective into every note. Lucky for fans, Kirby has another album in the making. She plans to that dives deeper into her exploration of her own identity.