Track Premiere: AKA KELZZ – Fly

Music lovers, open your ears! Here is AKA KELZZ´s new track: Fly! The Berlin-based singer-songwriter, AKA KELZZ is coming out of an amazing year and with only more fantastic sights ahead with their release FLY – which is a new uplifting and groovy vibe from their previous releases thus far.

Another great DIY home-grown production, FLY explores the uplifting journey of an ultimate utopia and thinking about what else is out there “Someone searching for the new town”

A smooth and enticing intro that peaks your interests FLY; the subtle mixture of soulful house and deep house groove quickly whisks the audience away with the commanding vocal and relatable lyrics.

“When you look at me, remove any assumptions that you may have and enjoy the simplicity and creativity of the music while the words do the work” AKA KELZZ

Tickling your senses with an uplifting resolution, this track encompasses influences from artists such as Sade, Rosie Gaines, Honey Dijon and Peggy Gou.

FLY’ was produced by talented and multi-instrumentalist Rafa Mura, igniting multiple collaborations since October 2020. Rafa Mura has continued to push boundaries and expand the sound of AKA Kelzz, and this next release is proof of the progression and growth to increase the visibility and sound.  A producer and close friend, the partnership was a shining light moment when Kelzz started to sink into their own sound. Using basslines and percussion that give listeners a hug, Kelzz dominates with a voice that makes you listen.

Growing up in the UK with a musical family, Kelzz always dreamt of creating their own art.

In the journey to find their own sound, Kelzz has faced numerous difficulties and discrimination, which created issues for them to find the right spaces to fit in. Also dealing with visibly being outside of the European standard of beauty and hetronormative gender roles, this was the signifier to redefine and create their version of industry standards to work for them. t. As a queer non-binary person, intersectionality and uplifting BIPOC communities is imperative to AKA Kelzz.

Fulfilling the desire to make music and display their authentic selves, is a motivation to create a platform to uplift the voices of dark-skinned and/or queer black folks who are almost typically erased.

All photos by @monashani_