R&B future star Johnny Kulo drops extravagant new single ‘Loyal’

Johnny Kulo has been refining his craft. Over the past year he’s released a string of singles and the practise is definitely paying off. His latest offering ‘Loyal’ provides the listener with a retro gem that is is executed through his own Kulo goggles, incorporating grooving bass lines alongside noodling guitars glued together with a contemporary R&B backbeat.

“This was one of those songs that didn’t take a lot from me in the studio to cut out. Another day, August Ingram and I just hit the studio, listening to records and passing around instruments, riffing off – I came up with the little guitar loop, and started humming what ended up becoming the hook. I was just talking stupid, talking about tryna stay loyal but having too many distractions in my lifestyle. The whole song was written as I was recording it, and initially I intended to just record the first idea so I can go away to write something ‘substantial’. But then I decided, fuck it, this is what I’m going thru right now and it’s expressed exactly in that way. Not every verse needs to be premeditated, sometimes it sounds less clever the more it’s polished you know?”

Now residing in Berlin, Johnny Kulo is the son of a reverend, he was inevitably playing drums in church before he could form sentences, exploring several other instruments until eventually realizing his love for songwriting and production. With this much experience behind him, we can’t wait to see where his career will go from here.