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  • Writer's pictureDan Hutchings

BLK ODYSSY AND KIRBY UNITE IN SOULFUL HARMONY ON NEW R&B SINGLE 'YOU GOTTA MAN'

Updated: May 31, 2023


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Get ready to be captivated by the mesmerising sounds of BLK ODYSSY as he announces the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Diamonds & Freaks. Treatings fans to a taste of what's to come, the eclectic artist teams up with singer/songwriter KIRBY on their enchanting collaborative R&B single, 'You Gotta Man.'


With a fusion of soulful vocals, harmonically rich instrumentation, and compelling storytelling, BLK ODYSSY proves once again why he is a rising star in the music scene.


'You Gotta Man' kicks off with a melodic guitar twang, accompanied by rumbling 808s and resonating backing vocals that create an atmospheric backdrop for BLK ODYSSY's soothing voice. The track seamlessly blends funk-infused basslines, filtered drum lines, and a call-and-response dynamic with KIRBY's stunning falsetto verse. The duo explores the complexities of desire, confessing their longing for each other while navigating existing relationships. BLK ODYSSY eloquently concludes, "I'll see you next lifetime," leaving listeners yearning for more.


Accompanying the release of 'You Gotta Man,' BLK ODYSSY has unveiled his forthcoming album, Diamonds & Freaks. As his highly anticipated second studio album, Diamonds & Freaks presents a genre-bending mix of R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk, and pop. Narrated by bassist, producer, and funk extraordinaire Bootsy Collins, the conceptual project is divided into three chapters, telling the story of a man consumed by his insatiable desires. Keisha Plum's narration, presented as an erotic novel, enriches the storytelling experience, creating a distinct world where BLK ODYSSY's brilliance shines brightly. In the words of BLK himself, the album

“addresses the concept of love and lust. The album has four chapters which represent the different phases of love and lust.”

With 'You Gotta Man' serving as a glimpse into his forthcoming album, BLK ODYSSY solidifies himself as an R&B star to watch. His collaboration with KIRBY exemplifies their incredible vocal abilities and sets the tone for a remarkable musical journey. As Diamonds & Freaks prepares to make its debut, fans eagerly anticipate the evolution of BLK ODYSSY's artistry and the impact he will continue to make in the R&B realm.


In a world craving soulful melodies and boundary-pushing creativity, BLK ODYSSY shines brightly as an eclectic star-in-waiting, ready to leave his mark on the music scene with Diamonds & Freaks.

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