Khamari - Introducing Khamari | Vevo DSCVR Artists to Watch 2024

Introducing Khamari | Vevo DSCVR Artists To Watch 2024

You don’t have to dig too far past Khamari’s handsome exterior and honeysweet vocals for his deep and abiding musical curiosity to reveal itself. That the R&B dude from Dorchester, Massachusetts has a song called “Doctor, My Eyes,” for instance, will certainly make Jackson Browne fans do a double take. “That’s where I got the title,” he has said. “It’s about him being desperate to make any sense of his life and experiences.” Later in that interview he tips '90s rock crew Incubus as further inspiration for the single that would ultimately lead to debut album ‘A Brief Nirvana.’ But let’s rewind a little farther back to his decision to join the legendary list of Berklee School of Music dropouts. Mad skills are required to get into that institution, and the Boston native checks the boxes of vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. With school in the rearview, this Beatles, Kid Cudi, and Stevie Wonder fan flexed his muscles and crafted ‘El Dorado.’ It’s a dynamic thesis statement that dabbles in pop funk (“The Heat”), but mostly offers up R&B soaked in enough ennui it’d make even Frank Ocean concerned (“Jealous” is a proper example). After a yearlong gestation, Khamari returned with a trickle of tunes that would lead to his debut album. For a work that nominally aims to be a snapshot of surreal joy, ‘A Brief Nirvana’ traffics in vivid realism. He compares himself to Picasso and Kendrick. Eats French toast and bacon with a lover. Drifts to sleep listening to Portishead. Each detail brings listeners deeper into his delicate world. Reviewing the album, UPROXX called him a “fresh voice in the game.” We agree, and invited the now LA-based singer onto the ATW 2024 team. He tells us he still gets “really nervous” before performing, but you’d never know it watching the promising R&B talent glide through “Wax Poetic” and “These Four Walls” with quiet confidence and the poise of a guy who knows he belongs here.

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Executive Producer: JP Evangelista
Executive Producer: Chris Pereira
Director: Skyler Brown
Creative Director, Production: Liz Hart
Director, Line Production: Yanina Molina
Line Producer: Stacey Branson
Producer: Tim McBride
Senior Producer, Editorial: Ronni Leverich
Director of Photography: Emmanuella Zachariou
Production Designer: Tyler Jensen
Director, Post Production: Michael Colman
Project Manager: Dominic Siri
Editor: Niki Murphy
Music + Talent: Gabby Prisciandaro + Annie Shapiro + Jordan Ferree

Steadicam: Kevin Jacobsen
AC: Carey Hu
Gaffer: Brandon Woodruff
Key Grip: Chris Angarone
DIT: Dominic Siri
A1: Sam Palumbo
A2: Jeremy Nakamura
Production Assistant: Arthur Joseph

Format Design & Motion Supervisor: Sydney Emery
Artist To Watch Graphic Design Lead: Charlee Twigg, Brian Parisi
Graphic Design team: Nick Resnicow, Keith Wright, Bee Clark, Hannah Damico, Aaran Thoofer, Ollie Freeman
Photography, WMA: Sam Leviton

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