Find Out 'Who Is' Chris Stylez: Video Premiere

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Chris Stylez

So who is the artist behind “Who Is,” the track whose Kryptogram remix netted more than 50 million plays on Vine and was used in more than 10,000 clips? R&B singer/songwriter/producer Chris Stylez pulls back the curtain with the video premiere for this spare, keyboard-driven viral track.

"To appreciate this record is to open yourself up to uncomfortable conversation,” explains Stylez. “I wanted to keep the minimalistic approach of the music consistent in the visuals. This is about more than the physical aspect of sex; it's about the complex emotions involved."

Coupling Stylez’s enticing vocals with sensual inspiration from D’Angelo and Marvin Gaye, “Who Is” doubles as the title track to the singer’s new EP. Released Feb. 5 (elasme/Backtrack Music), the four-song EP also includes the aspirational “What Are We Waiting For.” That song landed on the Spotify United States Viral 50 chart and the U.K. Viral 10 chart.

Early Stylez devotees were introduced to the Ottawa, Canada native (born Christopher Allen) through BET’s Music Matters initiative. The New York-based artist, who also plays piano and guitar, has opened for Wyclef Jean and Ne-Yo.