Rising star, Clyde Kelly‘s latest single “Bands Up” displays an obvious level up for the young MC, who appears to be finding his sound somewhere between boom-bap hip-hop and electronic dance music. “Bands Up” is an up-beat track with a tropical feel, and the first line of the hook, “finally got my bands up,” is delivered pristinely over the see-sawing, fuzz-washed synth.
“Bands Up” is a first-time collaboration between Clyde Kelly and LA-based producer selam., who also mixed and mastered the record. selam. had this to say:
“I wanted to make a track that was upbeat, happy, and banged, yet still encompassed my style as an artist. Making an optimistic chord progression, the trap drums, groove, and wavy synth pattern for me described a feeling of being on top, achieving what you want to do, killing it, and having the time of your life while doing it. I called the beat “Bands Up, Ran Up” and then sent it to Clyde who felt the same vibe, and the rest is history.”
This marks Clyde’s fourth single of the year. So far in 2018, he has released one single each month for his #12Months12Songs campaign. Stream the audio at the top of the post and be sure to drop us your thoughts in the comments section.
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