Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Musician | FKay 2 - Feeling Worlds Way

Introducing up and coming urban music group Kay 2. Comprised of rappers / singers / songwriters Michael Dowley (17) and Souhail Matrane (16), Kay 2 are far from shy in expressing their determination and will-power to take over the music industry step by step, and become a household name across the UK and beyond.

Having grown up on a small council estate in Chelsea / Fulham with a rich Moroccan and Irish heritage, music played a monumental part in the upbringing of Kay 2, something which has transcended into the music they make today. "It's basically Pop and Hip Hop, with a mixture of any other genre we like," they reveal, whilst name checking the likes of Mike Posner, New Boyz, Jamie T, Kid Cudi and N-Dubz and some of their musical influences. Indeed it's almost certain that fans of those mentioned will inevitably also be fans of Kay 2, but the fact that their music is so varied and easily accessible means that a majority of their fan base could come from even further afield. They've already peaked at Number 2 on the Myspace UK Unsigned Music Charts, and received interest from countless record labels, distribution companies, and even the American based footwear company 'Kashi Kicks', a trend which looks set to continue even further with the release of their latest single.

'Feeling Worlds Away' is a mournful ode to solitude and alienation, lending influences from the likes of The XX, The Gorrillaz and even Radiohead, resulting in something incredibly powerful which surpasses the age of its writers. The official video for the track alludes to several messages, but leaves the listener to make their own mind up on its meaning. In the words of Michael: "there is a story behind this visual but I can't be arsed to type it down, so if you don't like it f**k off."