Kyle Dion gets the dance party started with his new EP, Painting Sounds, premiering exclusively on Billboard. After collaborating with Austin Mahone and Grammy-nominated songstess Kehlani (their duet “How We Do Us” appeared on her Cloud 19 EP), the alternative R&B singer keeps it funky on the eight-track offering with his velvety smooth falsetto and snappy beat selection.
“I named it Painting Sounds because I wanted to play with this sound I had created for myself, I wanted to push the sound past its limits sonically and lyrically,” he tells Billboard. “I knew I wanted to do a project where every song would have a completely different vibe from the next while still keeping that undercurrent of my own style.”
Whether singing about the theory of relativity on “Timed Out” or dimming the lights on “Don’t Go,” the 21-year-old wunderkind isn’t one to follow trends.
“My mindset going into this project was very clear…I knew who I was artistically, I knew the music I wanted to produce,” he says. “I didn’t express any confusion in this project what so ever … Painting Sounds is coming from a more confident “this is who I am” place.”
Dive into Kyle Dion’s Painting Sounds EP below.