Kyan is an R&B/neo-soul singer out of Cambridge, England. Not too long ago, he released “Lonely River”, a brand new neo-soul tune from his upcoming album.

Kyan – “Lonely River”

“They used to call me lonely river as they would travel to the sea. And so they called me a lonely river ‘cause I got a river in me. They would call be a lonely river ‘cause I would go against the stream.” – lyrics

‘Lonely River’ tells the tale of a strong-willed young man; his nature is wild and free like a river. He’s untamable and usually flows against precepts that society sets to keep its inhabitants in check. Also, the song contains an adventurous narrative, soulful vocals, and a drum-driven instrumentation oozing with hip-hop and negro-spiritual elements.

Kyan – “Lonely River”

Kyan + Lonely River

“We’re obsessed with labels, and I’ve never felt comfortable with labels and boxes or ceilings. There are this expectation and pressure to choose a path, but it’s always felt more natural to me to be more like a river. Fluid, meandering and able to follow multiple routes to a given destination. Lyrically, that’s what ‘Lonely River’ is about, an awareness that you can be different and do things differently to other people and be comfortable with that. Art is found and beauty is made in the quirks, the mistakes and the freedom of expression. ‘Lonely River’ is an anthem embracing that.” – Kyan

We recommend adding Kyan’s “Lonely River” single to your personal playlist.


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