BLVK IRIS – Naked (feat. Micky Blue & Janelle Kroll)

BLVK IRIS enlists a dream duo of vocalists on his new single. Micky Blue and Janelle Kroll are both buzzing solo artists and topliners in their own right and they show exactly why on “Naked” – not only are their individual performances killer, but the chemistry between the two wonderfully stretches across verses as they provide a perfect complement to one another. Of course, that’s in part owed to the insanely smooth production courtesy of BLVK IRIS as he crafts an intricate electronic, neo-r&b fusion that hits all the most sonically pleasing pockets as it rides along with an unforgettable groove. The verses are atmospheric and understated while the chorus provides a swell of sounds that are the icing on the cake as the conclusion to an entrancing build up.

I love how there’s so many moving parts here between a producer, two vocalists, and multiple genres intersecting, yet they all make it seamlessly work. In the streaming age, I’ve noticed a lot of collaborations that overdo it and suffer from too many cooks in the kitchen so to speak, but every artist’s contribution on “Naked” feels totally meaningful and ingrained into the song’s very essence. I can’t imagine it existing without all of their talents fused together as they all effortlessly feed off of one another’s energy with such grace. I’m truly blown away by this track and I hope you are too on this welcomed summer Friday with the weekend almost upon us.

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