By Jaci Jedrych
If you’re looking for an uplifting, sweet love song, check out “Boy” by KLARK. The wholesome lyrics pair perfectly with the simple, yet meaningful, melodies.
Kevin Xiong considers himself a multi-media artist; his canvases are sound, paint, film, and digital photography. His music- released under the pseudonym KLARK- addresses topics that are important to him, such as AAPI racism and queer love. He made his musical debut in 2018 with his song “88,” then released a series of singles in 2020. His latest releases, “Boy” and “Voodoo,” dropped in mid-2021.
Xiong describes his song as bouncing between two mindsets: one that longs for a committed relationship, and one that just wants to have fun.
“”Boy” plays with the idea of marriage in the context of a queer relationship. It’s about how I once rejected the institution (“pride’s not my vibe / there’s much more to life than marriage rights”) –– only to then realize that great joy can come from committed partnership (“throw a ring on it and / be my boy”),” said Xiong.
Fans of Khalid or Charlie Puth should check out the music of KLARK. The infectious energy and positive messages make his songs a pleasure to listen to, and we can’t wait to see where KLARK goes.
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Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.
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