Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter from the Charlottesville area in Virginia (now residing in Los Angeles and has also lived in Tokyo, Beijing, and New York), Kovey Coles creates electric alternative hip-hop in new psychedelic rock and indietronica track, “Temporary Hold.” In the vein of other left-of-center creatives like Frank Ocean, Steve Lacey, King Krule, and BROCKHAMPTON, his sound is both progressive and openly inspired by wide reaching musical styles. Kovey Coles focused on his big mission to craft compelling, ambitious, and earnest songs after teaching himself how to play the guitar when he was 14 and having a collegiate stint as a spoken word poet. His lyrics and composition on this song showcase his brilliant and artistic talent.
According to nomad, Kovey Coles, “This song was inspired by how consumerism and capitalism exploit black Americans. “She” in the lyrics is a metaphor for a society that embraces blackness only when it is profitable, similar to a bank that “holds” your money when they want your business but don’t trust you personally.” Impressively, he wrote, produced, and performed the whole song, including the guitar sections and solo. If you are a fan of Tame Impala, Gorillaz, Frank Ocean, Trippie Redd, Teezo Touchdown, Kid Cudi, and/or Kanye West, we recommend you check out Kovey Coles! To hear more from Kovey Coles, check out his electro-R&B duo, Browni.
Check out “Temporary Hold” below.
This track has been added to our Alchemical Weekly YouTube Playlist. Have a listen!
Alchemical Records is your source for music in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and wordwide! Visit us on your favorite social media site and tell us how Alchemical Records helps you discover and stay current with great artists.
Musician, educator, and activist Marc 2Ray joins the Alchemicast: with Andy Reed talking about how your wordplay, delivery, timing, and cadence are your instrument as a hip-hop artist. Marc uses his music to educate and empower listeners about everyday issues such as social justice, inequality, drug abuse, and tracks like “1915” about the Armenian genocide (of which his grandfather is a survivor) are being used as an educational tool in high school and college curriculums. Marc discusses his songwriting and recording process and his extensive collaboration efforts. He discusses how 9:30 Club holds a special place in his heart through personal experiences with DJ Tommy B, and how his 2020 album, Fresh Air, transformed from being supported through live events to a more digital experience for fans.
Recent Articles The Alchemist With the release of their single “Level Up,” Maryland-based artist Benjamin Simon and Arizona-based artist commit to sharing their love of