RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM, YOUNG HEARTTHROB
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2019
(November 9, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Today, critically adored, dynamic rapper/singer and songwriter Kodie Shane unleashes her debut studio album, Young HeartThrob, via Epic Records. Get it now at all DSPs HERE!
Along with the new music, Kodie has also launched an official D2C merch store, where fans can purchase new apparel, coloring books, vinyl and more. Visit the site HERE.
Young HeartThrob’s 15 tracks illuminate a wide creative palette, showcasing a musical evolution for the starlet hat has earned her praise as one of the most exciting new artists today. It dips in and out of moments of pop bliss, hip-hop grit, future-facing alternative ambience and an emotional maturity beyond her 20 years of age, proving that there is nobody quite like her. Bolstering features from TK Kravitz and longtime collaborator Trippie Redd, the album includes production work from frequent collaborator Matty P, as well as names like Wundagirl, Dallas Austin, OZ, Reske, Mark Murrille and more. It arrives upon the heels of three visually unpredictable and stunning music videos for singles “Love & Drugz II (ft. Trippie Redd),” “Sing to Her” and “Flex on Me (ft. TK Kravitz)”. In the lead-up to the album’s release, Kodie also shared tracks “Thinking Bout U” and “High Speeds.”
A critical darling as much as she is a fan-favorite, the music from Young HeartThrob has already received acclaim across the board. Pitchfork exclaimed that “her animated personality shines” on single “Sing to Her,” while The Fader praised the song by stating “The mischievous edge that lives in Kodie Shane’s flow effectively bumps the sensual factor of ‘Sing to Her’ up a thousand notches, and I can’t get enough!” Highsnobiety noted that with the album, “Kodie is poised for a breakout 2018” while Paper Magazine called her “convention-shattering.” Complex summed it up best, stating “Kodie is one of Atlanta’s finest out right now.”
Still, nobody can explain it quite like Kodie Shane herself, as she does in “Kodie Shane: Remember The Name,” produced by Red Bull Music as a part of their documentary series. Diving deep into her come-up, Kodie gives insight into her creative process and life story, coinciding with a performance where she shared the stage with Kehlani for Red Bull Music’s 30 Days in Chicago concert series last year. Watch the documentary here.
After a rousing performance this past weekend at ComplexCon, and recent support for the likes of Juice WRLD and Billie Eilish, today it is also announced that Kodie will hit the road in 2019 on a headlining tour in support of the album. Trekking across Europe, Kodie is set to kick off a slew of live shows on February 5, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden, before taking her acclaimed live show to cities like Paris, France and London, UK. With more dates around the world soon to be announced, fans can visit www.kodieshane.com for more information. A full tour routing can be found below.
Fall for Young HeartThrob in 2018.
About Kodie Shane:
One of Atlanta’s freshest and fiercest voices, Kodie Shane has quickly become a unanimous fan and critical favorite. She offers a fresh take on Hip Hop and Pop, with tightly-wound rhymes, clever lyrics and ear-worm melodies over buoyant, genre-blurring beats that have become her calling card. Across 2016 and 2017, she made a name for herself by serving up a series of hits and critically adored projects. 2016’s debut EP Zero Gravity includes the fan-favorite “Sad” [feat. Lil Yachty], which generated millions of Spotify streams, followed by the runaway success of “Drip On My Walk.” Shane spent 2017 creating even more music, with the ten-track Big Trouble Little Jupiter mixtape and seven-track Back From The Future EP.
Across her releases, the artist has garnered praise from The Fader, Pitchfork, Complex, Noisey, Vogue, Pigeons and Planes, Paper, Nylon, W Magazine, Interview Magazine, Mass Appeal and more, with Billboard recently calling her one of 2018’s biggest Pop Stars to watch. Most recently, she covered Teen Vogue’s coveted 21 Under 21 Most Influential issue and Galore’s Spring 2018 Music issue. The budding star has also drawn rave reviews on the stage, having spent much of the past few years on the road, headlining shows around the world as well as opening for the likes of Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, The Internet, Jhené Aiko, Snakehips, Billie Eilish and more. With Young HeartThrob, Kodie Shane has become the most exciting new artist to watch in 2018.
Young HeartThrob Tracklist:
- Love & Drugz II featuring Trippie Redd
- High Speeds
- Thinking Bout U
- Pulling Up
- Don’t Fight It
- Don’t Worry Bout It
- Shut Up
- End Like That
- Sing to Her
- Flex on Me featuring TK Kravitz
- Long Time
Official 2019 Tour Dates:
Feb 2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Obaren
Feb 6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Hotel Cecil
Feb 8 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain Kantine
Feb 9 – Cologne, Germany – Cub Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (Hush Hush Party)
Feb 10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
Feb 12 – Paris, France – La Bellevilloise
Feb 13 – London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Stream/Purchase Young HeartThrob Below:
All – http://smarturl.it/KSYoungHeartThrob
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