Melbourne’s KYE shares third single ‘Tuesday’ featuring Jerome Farah

September 30 2021
Photo by Hana Schlesinger

“I’m excited to see what develops for KYE, she’s just got a great voice 
Richard Kingsmill (triple j)

“A special talent”



“We cannot get enough”
Purple Sneakers

“One of the most exciting new pop names in Australia right now”
The Interns

Zimbabwe-born, London-raised, Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter KYE returns today with her third single, ‘Tuesday’, featuring breakout singer-songwriter and producer Jerome Farah and accompanying music video directed by the ARIA-nominated Sanjay de Silva. LISTEN HERE, WATCH HERE.

With shimmering, spacey keys, KYE’s inviting, honeyed vocals, and a casually delivered, scene-setting opening verse from Jerome Farah, ‘Tuesday’ continues to hone in on the luxurious palette established by KYE’s first two singles. From her lavish brand of neo-soul, KYE has built miniature sun-dappled musical gardens on each of her releases to date; oases where birdsong floats through the air, a warm breeze enlivens the senses, and splendid beds of vivid, multihued flowers and verdant plants abound. On ‘Tuesday’, she conjures a blissful Eden of unrequited love – a false paradise that, despite consciousness of its foundational falsity, you don’t mind suspending yourself within, safe from the darkness lingering at the borders of its promise. 

Of the single, KYE shares: “‘Tuesday’ is about that person who leaves you a little lonely but you’re willing to wait however long it takes to win them over. They may not be ready to love you, and there’s a part of you that knows that, but you still jump through every hoop. This song came so naturally, Jerome and Jacob Farah, 18YOMAN, and myself were just jamming and it wrote itself. It has the really nostalgic springtime feel to it that I love”.

Watch: Tuesday ft. Jerome Farah (Official Video)

Since introducing herself earlier this year with debut single ‘Sometimes’ and its Sampa The Great and 18YOMAN (Kid Cudi, CordaeLil Nas X)-assisted follow-up ‘Gold’KYE has amassed playlist support from triple jFBi RadioMTV, and more, earning praise for her “warm, inviting vocals all giving an Erykah Badu meets Andre 3000 vibe” by The Guardian, hailed as “enchanting” by The Interns“heart-rendering” by Sniffers, “a special talent” by Pilerats and “innovative” by Purple Sneakers amongst others.  

Born Kylie Tadiwa ChirungaKYE’s relationship with music blossomed as a young child growing up in the UK. Singing was the constant thread throughout her childhood, running through gospel songs, talent shows, girl bands, and more, her voice flourishing more and more with each deep embrace of her identity. Deeply informed by her experience as a young Black woman looking at a life determined through a predominantly white societal lens, KYE today finds herself confident, resolute yet humble, ready to share her mantra of embracing openness and finding joy in that liberation with the wider world.  

To celebrate the release of Tuesday, KYE will be presenting her series ‘Everyday Is Tuesday’ throughout October on Instagram Live. Fans are invited to tune in and hang with KYE & some very special guests as they chat music, fashion, and life in lockdown from 7pm every Tuesday in October.

Tuesday ft. Jerome Farah‘ is out now via Sony Music,
buy/stream it here.

Sat 11 Dec – Young Franco w/ Kye – UoW Unibar, Wollongong 
Sat 08 Jan – Young Franco w/ Kye – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri 14 Jan – Young Franco w/ Kye – The Forum, Melbourne
Fri 21 Jan – Young Franco w/ Kye – The Tivoli, Brisbane

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