The Kehlani And Austin Mahone Collaborator Releases First Visual From Painting Sounds EP, Debuted By Vibe
“When I first heard Kyle Dion’s undeniable falsetto, one that will send a girl back to those ’90’s boy-band-gawking days when Justin Timberlake fronted the group that gave us “Gone,” I was automatically intrigued.” – Galore
“Kyle Dion takes the wheel in the Alternative R&B lane.” – NYLON
“A combination of intimate lyrics marinated over layers of smooth vocals complemented by incredible production…” – GoodMusicAllDay
Trendsetting R&B wunderkind Kyle Dion delivers an intense, sexy, and colorful video for “In Your Feelings,” debuted by VIBE Magazine, who called the video “an accurate depiction of an intense and passionate relationship.” “In Your Feelings” is the first video from Dion’s recent Painting Sounds EP, which is available to stream and purchase. Filmed in Malibu, Calabasas, Burbank, and a desert a few hours outside of Los Angeles, the video depicts the final moments of a turbulent relationship, culminating in an act of passion and violence. “You so in your feelings,” sings the 21-year-old Cali R&B singer, as his girlfriend literally hangs him out to dry upside-down in the California wilderness. “There are different layers of meaning regarding the hanging scene, but the one closest to the surface, is the girl hung me there not to kill me, but to humiliate and punish me,” Kyle Dion explained to VIBE. “The hanging and driving scenes are actually the only reality of the music video.”
Kyle Dion’s Painting Sounds EP, which released in January via a Billboard premiere, highlights the L.A.-via-Florida singer-songwriter’s immense talent, versatility, and eclecticism. Journeying through the tracks, it’s easy to identify Kyle Dion’s authentic, innovative R&B sound, effortlessly combining elements of soul, jazz, and funk. Prior to Painting Sounds, Kyle Dion was featured on Kehlani’s Cloud 19 mixtape, contributing his vocals to “How We Do Us,” and more recently collaborated with Austin Mahone on “If I Ain’t Got You.” Kyle Dion’s “In Your Feelings” video releases just several hours ahead of a performance at the #RNBUNTAPPED showcase tonight in Atlanta at the Suite Lounge.
Kyle Dion, a devoted admirer of all forms of art and self expression is inspired by all music genres, has a voice that is already receiving mass attention. The 21-year-old received over 2.3 million views on YouTube for covering Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” in 2011 and has over 300,000+ listens for his song “Purple Meadows” on SoundCloud, which was released June 2014. He’s been featured on Kehlani‘s track “How We Do Us” which garnered over 2 million plays. His Sixes and Sevens mixtape brought in fans from around the world, whom Dion communicates regularly with. His new EP Painting Sounds came out in January 2016.