Texas singer Mikaela Kahn
isn't a normal artist. The singer-songwriter has a variety of influences that all come back to honest songwriting. Revealing the full spectrum of her emotional landscape on record, Kahn has the ability to steal a listener's attention and make them confront emotions they may not want to. Versatile in her sound and image, Kahn has won folk festivals and opened for R&B legend R. Kelly. If that doesn't intrigue you, what will? Perhaps this new song off her upcoming debut album Milk & Honey
will do the trick? Released as the third single, "I Want You" continues to show Kahn's sultry soulful voice in a pop vein.
"I Want You" opens with a muted drum and bass line akin to the xx
. Peeling back emotional layers Kahn questions, "how did it get this far?" The song is direct, but witty. Letting her lover know, "maybe it's wrong but I still know/I would probably do it all the same/I want you, I want you baby," Kahn is unapologetic in her feelings. She confronts the things that bother her instead of hiding them in metaphor. The openness is refreshing and relatable. The R&B sound suits her style well. Taking new found trends like the trap drums as well as the layered vocals of R&B princesses like Aliyah, you can see Kahn is a music enthusiast. With a hazy atmospheric vibe, her music can definitely stand alongside the other upstart R&B artists blowing up today.
Check out the song below and get ready for Milk & Honey
dropping in April.