Get Into It: Kacy Hill

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Every now and then an artist comes along and restores faith in music, providing us with the holy trinity of artistry: fresh sound, rousing visuals, and an intrinsic connection that cannot be mimicked. Kacy Hill is the melodic revival some have been waiting for, as she is the calm and the storm. At first glance the freckle-faced, doe-eyed songstress may look like just another pop-singer, but the moment she opens her mouth – heaven flows. Her vibe is hypnotic, celestial to say the least, and her vocals reminiscent of James Blake. There is no wonder Kanye West signed her to G.O.O.D. Music shortly after hearing her first single. Also, if she looks familiar, it’s because you may have seen her laced in nylon or sporting your favorite Aztec-print as an au-naturel American Apparel model. Hill dabbled in modeling before charting her music career. For a short time, she even performed alongside West as a dancer on his tour, subsequently leaving to pursue her own musical endeavors.

In 2014, Hill teamed up with producer/songwriter Jaylien Wesley and released her first single entitled “Experience,” a trippy mid-tempo track, with a soft cadence complimenting the airlessness of her tone. The accompanying visual is equally as enchanting, showcasing a barefaced Hill bellowing out melodies as effects play in and out. It was this song that would re-introduce her to Kanye West, but this time as an artist. Following the Atlantic City stop on his Yeezus Tour, someone handed West Hill’s single. Soon after listening, West signed Hill to his label, G.O.O.D Music; placing the young songstress in the company of musical powerhouses like John Legend, Big Sean, and Common.

The Arizona native made waves again after dropping her follow-up single “Foreign Fields” and the visual. True to form, the singer effortlessly rips through each note as she stares into the camera lens. It is clear her years as a model contribute to her presence on-screen, she interchanges emotions so well. The dynamic is simply alluring. Within one year of releasing her first single, Hill has garnered more than 300,000 Soundcloud plays, over 350,000 Youtube views, and has growing number of followers. She ranked number 29 on Dazed’s Top 100 alongside other electro-pop artists like FKA Twigs and Kelela, and even presented an amazing performance with rapper Travis Scott on “90210” from his debut album Rodeo.

Hill’s voice is pure, it streams wavy like water down any record that she is on, forcing her listeners to join her in a realm of euphoria. There is no doubt that her recently released EP Bloo will not only do well, but advance her artistry. She enlisted help from the legendary Rick Rubin and musician Jack Garrat for the production of the five-track EP. Together they explore fresh sounds and create shape and dimension with each song. She is an untouched gem in a highly saturated industry. She is the future. In the words of  American icon Kanye West, “Listen to the kids bro.”

To hear more from Kacy stream and download Bloo via iTunes.

Photo Credit: Charlotte Hadden for Wonderland Magazine

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