Miami act Kyrik Gaines delves into becoming jaded about love due to a toxic relationship on neo-soul offering “Don’t Fall in Love,” built on airy vocals and innovative instrumentation featuring sleek soundscapes and natural bird sounds for a perfectly tranquil balance.
Capturing the mood of the “morning after,” with a down-to-earth yet uplifting message that urges us to ask for help and companionship when we crave it, the self-written and self-produced showcases a winning combination glistening R&B and classy soul stylings.
Describing a narrative of “two people who only enjoy each other’s company when there is sex involved,” the hazy offering is a unique take on the concept of misery loves company, as it allows the pitfalls of misery crossover with the positivity of togetherness cushioned by wispy, hypnotic vocals. Channelling his versatile sound in a lush fusion of soul, pop, rock and more, Gaines shares a glimpse of evolution as an artist as he takes us on complex lyrical journeys carried by a passionately refined production.
From mastering the piano at age 9 to later honing the art of music production and composition, Kyrik Gaines has brought together classic influences with modern touches for a groovy, power-packed take on the well-established genre of R&B, with “Don’t Fall in Love,” being one more example of his personable musical style.