[New Music]: Kiana Lede releases album “KIKI”
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on October 23, 2020
NEW YORK – Magnifying the scope of her critically acclaimed debut album KIKI, platinum-selling artist Kiana Ledé unveils KIKI (Deluxe), expanding the original with seven brand new tracks, featuring a supporting cast of A-list guests.
Among the new songs, the single “Only Fan” feat. Jacquees drips with throwback R&B energy. On the track, lusty verses wrap around airy guitar and a steady beat. They lock into a steamy call-and-response as fiery falsetto from Jacquees flutters to a hypnotic climax. Elsewhere, she and Ari Lennox reup the fan favorite “Chocolate” with a delicious and dynamic LoFi Remix. Additionally, KIKI now boasts the bonus track “Youth” feat. Gary Clark, Jr.. The GRAMMY® Award-winning blues rock virtuoso delivers a head-bobbing riff and the perfect smooth vocal counterpoint to her dynamic delivery.
|Listen to KIKI (Deluxe): HERE|
On these latest additions, Kiana exudes more seductiveness, soul and spirit than ever before.
Earlier this month, she joined forces with R&B icon Usher on “This Day” from the NETFLIX original film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.
The original album notably bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart, Top 5 of the Apple Music R&B/Soul Albums Chart, Top 5 of the iTunes R&B/Soul Albums Chart and Top 10 of the Apple Music Overall Albums Chart. It has impressively gathered over 50 million streams in addition to receiving tastemaker praise from ELLE, Billboard, Highsnobiety, Vibe and many more.
Just who is Kiana Ledé? On the one hand, you know her as a fierce and fiery force in R&B responsible for bangers such as the platinum-certified “EX,” “Mad At Me” and “Chocolate” feat. Ari Lennox and has received over 1 billion streams globally and praise from Complex, Vibe, Billboard, ROLLACOASTER Magazine and more. But, who is she? “KIKI,” she answers. On her aptly titled full-length debut, she reveals every side of herself: the vulnerability, the vitality, the anger, the lust, the loyalty, the joy, the darkness, and the truth as evinced on song.
Long before all of this, the songstress “from South Phoenix with Black, Mexican, Native American, and White ancestry” grew up between divorced parents. She played classical instruments and competed in pageants—but popped wheelies on dirt bikes and got under the hood to fix a car or two. Eventually, an adventurous spirit carried her from Arizona to Los Angeles where she began a journey that comes full circle in 2020.
Chocolate (LoFi Remix) [feat. Ari Lennox]*
Must Be Mine [feat. Ant Clemons]*
Only Fan [feat. Jacquees]*
None For You*
Mad At Me
Chocolate [feat. Ari Lennox]
Forfeit [feat. Lucky Daye]
Second Chances [feat. 6lack]
Labels [feat. Moneybagg Yo & Bia]
Feel A Way
Good Girl [feat. Col3trane]
Separation [feat. Arin Ray]
Bonus: Youth [feat. Gary Clark, Jr.]
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