Montreal's finest r&b recording artist and singer-songwriter KEMAR releases a sweet and soulful tune with his latest single entitled "No Rush."
KEMAR's sound is like no other. Having performed in church choirs as a child alongside the likes of Ray Johnston and Zina Edwards, KEMAR was bound for a career in the music industry. Influenced by acts like Aaliyah, Frank Ocean, Kelly Price, Erykah Badu, Chris Brown, and many more, KEMAR is currently on track to release his sophomore EP, 'Space & Time,' this spring.
There's no saying what the soulful recording artist will do next, but one thing's for sure, he's in "No Rush." KEMAR's newest single is like a breath of fresh air; he playfully and charismatically serenades us overtop of the lushest r&b production while singing a message of not needing to rush to fall in love, letting everything fall into place organically.
Expanding on the new single, "No Rush," the song brightly opens with KEMAR's warm vocal harmonies and a smooth electric guitar melody. As he takes us into the first verse alongside a sugary and organic drum arrangement, KEMAR begins to enlighten us on a lover who tends to rush things, talk about kids, and come off way too strong.
While grooving his way over to the catchy and rhythmic hook, KEMAR sharply reminds us that love shouldn't be rushed. His vocals are unmatched; KEMAR carries a certain tone and style like a more youthful and groovy Frank Ocean, but his delivery and magnetic performance techniques are entirely his own.
We adore the message and sonic warm embrace KEMAR offered in his latest single, "No Rush." Find the new bop on all digital streaming platforms.
We love the energy and feel-good approach within your latest single, "No Rush." What inspired you to create a song about being in no rush to fall in love?
I wrote the song no rush because I was dating someone that wanted to rush into things, love bombing me right at the beginning and it made me really uncomfortable. I like to get to know the person for who they really are, their personality, their character, know what their goals are, do they have ambition? Are they good people, do they treat the janitor or the waiter with the same respect? Those kinds of things, you know? We tend to jump right into situations and completely ignore the red flags that we see or that our friends see. What sort of atmosphere and vibe did you want the production to offer in "No Rush"? Who helped bring the song's production to life? I wanted it to be catchy and easy (somewhat) to sing along. I also wanted it to be an anthem of some sort to get the message across "Hey, you! Slow down a bit will ya?" I grew up in the 90s and I'm obsessed with 90s R&B, rock, pop, heck any genres in the 90s. There's something about that sound that resonated with me. Being an old soul, it came naturally to me and this allowed me to write and structure "No Rush". If you say that it's nostalgic or has a nostalgic sound, you're right about that. What do you hope to make the listener think and feel with "No Rush?" What impact do you want the song to make on your audience? I want people to reflect on the lyrics and really evaluate themselves when they first start dating or enter into a relationship. I want people to do a bit of introspection and ask themselves, can I be this way or do I have these tendencies? Controlling, toxic, emotionally immature, etc. I want people to be the best version of themselves before entering into anything. Should we expect to hear "No Rush" on your forthcoming sophomore EP, 'Space & Time?' Could you drop any hints regarding the project?
Actually, "No Rush" was released on my debut EP 'Revolution' officially back in August 2021, and first came out in November 2020 as a single but it's been my most successful song. Space & Time has a double meaning: needing space and time from someone or something and feeling or having feelings of being in space and that time is distorted in some way (past, present, and future). It's a follow-up from the 1st EP- now that I'm not into any rush with love, I need to distance myself a bit and work on my a bit, work on my inner "demons", if you will. This EP will be telling a story of what I've been going through for the past 2 years and I'm so excited to be releasing this soon come early Spring 2022. What's next for you?
With all that's happening in the world, it's hard to say but definitely more live performances are on the table. I want to be able to do music festivals and more. The last show I've done was opening up for Davido back in 2018. I'm definitely working on new songs, new singles and I'm trying to give my fans new music every month or every 2 months and eventually work on my 3rd EP. In 2020 and 2021, I challenged myself to work hard and be consistent and I can see that it's definitely paying off.