Aren’t we all just trying to make the best out of not great situations these days? ‘The Heat’ by Khamari is a track perfect to capture that feeling, you can’t just run away from the heat.
A follow up single to ‘Jealous’, ‘The Heat’, pardon the pun, brings the heat! Khamari has an effortlessly cool quality to his vocals. Blending indie, RnB, and pop influences ‘The Heat’ really sounds like the sound baby of Frank Ocean and Khalid. The track is an ode to escaping an unsalvageable relationship. Self-written and produced, the song was given a final production assist from his friends Trackside (Selena Gomez, Tinashe, Bryce Vine). The song is the second release leading up to Khamari's debut EP, coming fall 2020. Organic instrumentation, relaxed but direct, provides the perfect backdrop for his soulful voice to plead its case. He tells his story of needing to get away from someone, without even knowing where he's going... just away.
Khamari's debut single, Jealous, released in June 2020, racking up editorial love and playlisting across the board - Spotify's New Music Friday and Fresh Finds, Apple Music's FEELS, the cover artist for Tidal's Pop Rising, Amazon Music's Introducing R&B, and more.
A multifaceted independent artist, songwriter, and producer, Khamari grew up in Dorchester, MA, just outside Boston. His first project wraps his powerfully earnest songwriting around contemporary sonics, with stellar production from Trackside throughout. Skilled as a vocalist, pianist, and guitarist, Khamari's music is distilled from influences ranging as wide as The Beatles and Stevie Wonder to Frank Ocean and Kid Cudi.
Review by Hannah Schneider