Track of the week. Massachusetts duo Brevin Kim (aka Cal and Bren) are back with one of the most emotive songs of the month… and probably the whole year too.
Co-produced alongside acclaimed musicians Johan Lenox and Andy Seltzer, dreamy new single ‘It Was Nice To See You’ carries with it a charming sense of nostalgia.
“This song’s about a trip back to our hometown in Massachusetts, and a conversation we had with our dad while we were there. Fun fact, around the 1:15-1:30 mark we sampled the audio from a high school football game of mine (Cal). This is our favourite song we’ve ever made.”
To date, Brevin Kim have accumulated more than ten million career streams on Spotify, while also commanding over 166k monthly listeners on the platform.
Grammy Award-nominated composer Johan Lenox collaborates with Grammy Award winning artist Ant Clemons on a deliciously dark release today.
As one could expect from these two powerhouses, ‘You Up?’ is a perfectly constructed sound that seamlessly fuses genres together into an intricate sound that you are sure to fall in love with.
A strongly relatable song to most, the track’s theme touches on childhood nostalgia, millennial life, and love life burnout and is taken from Johan’s forthcoming album ‘What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?‘
This release from Joseph Nevels is the epitome of what excellence is in modern soul. The track was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Johan Lennox (who’s already been featured as an artist on Alfitude) and Noah Barer.
Watch out for the upcoming project ‘Abide’ which is out soon.
“A lot of my songs focus on a feeling of nostalgia for when I was a kid in the suburbs. As the years go by I wonder if that nostalgia is just a natural part of growing up and resisting adulthood, or if the world we innocently believed in back then was really a lie that has completely fallen apart. I tried to capture that feeling of ambivalence in this song.”
“I was really excited to have Kota the Friend and Lil Keed both contribute verses as well. Having started out as a classical composer, I got into producing and singing after being inspired by Kanye West. One of my favorite things about him was how he curates a wide variety of sounds and perspectives to create an eclectic whole, and I’ve tried to apply that to my own music, including here.” – Johan Lenox
“Sometimes it feels like no one wants to have fun lately. I don’t know if that’s because people are growing up and our lives naturally take us in different directions, or if it’s because we live in uniquely stressful times where everyone’s struggling to reach adulthood, taking multiple jobs or moving back into their parents’ basement. Maybe both. Yung Pinch can relate— he’s on tour so much that it’s easy to lose touch with longtime friends. In general I think it’s just a lonely time to be coming of age in America right now.”