Los Angeles-based, Dorchester-raised songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist artist Khamari recently released the new single “Tell Me.” Produced by Khamari and Trackside and co-written with Kyle Lux, “Tell Me” shows a catchy congruence between his introspective songwriting and subtle production. From start to finish, Khamari’s lyrics are thoughtful and provide an explorative state of vulnerability. The song ends with a stunning guitar solo by Oscar Brown III.
Speaking on his new release, Khamari shares that “Tell Me is about that feeling of insecurity you get in a relationship while watching it deteriorate from the inside. Dealing with the vacuum of doubt and confusion that bad communication leaves, but not acting on it because you’re hopeful it’ll work itself out.”
Khamarigrew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA. His artistry wraps his powerfully earnest songwriting around contemporary sonics. Skilled as a vocalist and musician, Khamari’s music is distilled from influences ranging as wide as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Sly Stone, to Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, and Mac Miller. After releasing his debut EP Eldorado to a warm critical reception, Khamari seemingly disappeared for over a year. His heartbreaking single “Doctor, My Eyes” – released a full year after his debut EP, followed by “Drifting”- bridging the gap between eras, as Khamari now prepares for his next exciting chapter.
Khamari’s career debuted with a trio of Spotify New Music Friday placements, including a #10 spot with his sophomore single release “The Heat.” His editorial support rounded out as the cover artist for Spotify’s Fresh Finds, and further playlisting on Apple Music FEELS, Amazon’s The New Black and Breakthrough R&B, and as cover artist for Tidal’s Pop: Rising. With over 10 million cumulative streams in his first 3 songs – including 500k in “The Heat” first week on Spotify alone – Khamari now begins his next exciting chapter.
His next step is to continue the hunt for the intersection of timeless musicality and contemporary style, all without losing the honest accessibility which made him relatable from the start.
Check out “Tell Me” from Khamari below: