Kalpee embraces the success of his EP & works along with Trinbagonian Stalwarts
Kingston, Jamaica, October 14, 2020 – After the buzz created in several Caribbean islands and in the United Kingdom for his collaboration with Stefflon Don on summer anthem ‘Gimme De Ting’, international recording artiste Kalpee has now released his brand new EP entitled ‘Feel Good Playlist Vol. 1’ now available on FVP Records via Absolute Label Services Worldwide.
The EP which boasts tracks written with an array of Grammy Nominated producers and writers also includes breakout single ‘Put A Record On’ which was co – written and produced by fellow Trinbagonian producer Michael ‘Tano’ Montano.
Tano who is based in Trinidad, rose to commendation after working closely with Kalpee on his very first single, ‘No One’ which landed Kalpee a global distribution deal with Sony Music and went on to rack up over 7 million streams worldwide. Tano is also known for his production on Rema’s FIFA 21 ‘Beamer’ official playlisted single, went on to collab with Kalpee on other tracks including ‘What About Us’ and ‘Wherever You Are’ featuring Trinbagonian artiste Jimmy October, with the latter receiving air play support from Radio 1. The two really do work magic together with all eyes now on this new single.
‘Put A Record On’ pays homage to the legendary Bob Marley’s single ‘Three Little Birds’ after Kalpee dealt with the failed suicide attempt of a close friend. He said, “When a mutual friend of myself and Tano, unexpectedly attempted to take his life, it made us realise that sometimes people hide in times of sadness or loneliness; smiling on the outside but suffering in silence in the inside. In Trinidad, men are not taught to talk about our feelings, we don’t cry, we are strong. In reality, everyone has dark days and periods in their lives that require support. The simple action of asking or engaging with someone who might be feeling low into a conversation can help shift their energy, give them a new perspective, and most importantly it reminds them that someone’s thinking of them and they are not alone.”
The single was recorded in aid of encouraging listeners to focus on the positives in life and to keep strong in times of despair. The breath-taking video, to be released on Kalpee’s YouTube Page this coming week, was shot at the UK coast on breath-taking Mersea Island, reflecting on the beauties of life. The ‘Put A Record On’ artiste is now on a mission to spread ‘Good Vibe and Positivity’ with ‘Feel Good Playlist Vol.1’. He added, “Feel Good Playlist Vol1’ is intended to do just what it says in the title “make people feel good”. It’s what, I like to call ‘Chilled Calypso’ which is music that you could easily head bop to. It was created with the help of some amazing producers, writers and other artist too, and collectively combines my musical heritage of Calypso and Soca with the music that has inspired me growing up, including rock, pop and reggae. I am grateful for all those involved”.
‘Feel Good Playlist Vol. 1’ fuses Caribbean sounds of Reggae and Calypso with contemporary R&B and Pop. Kalpee is passionate about being part of a new movement across the West Indies which focuses on introducing local artiste onto an international stage through a collective genre entitled ‘Island / Pop’. The EP which features tracks such as ‘Gimme De Ting’ featuring platinum-selling artiste Stefflon Don; ‘Put A Record On’; ‘Climb’ featuring the talented Freetown Collective; ‘Water Flowing’ and ‘Runaway’. These singles have been receiving incredible support on multiple radio platforms in the USA, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago, and in the United Kingdom. BBC 1Xtra (DJ Target and DJ Ace), CapitalXtra (Ras Kwame) and on Zip FM and TVJ in Jamaica to name a few.
Kalpee has had many musical successes over the years, accumulating over 25 million in audiovisual streams across all platforms with 2.5 million on Deezer, 7 million on Spotify, 2.5 million on Anghami, 2 million on Apple, and 11 million and counting views on YouTube.
“Artist to watch from Trinidad and Tobago” –COMPLEX UK
“A hypnotic fusion of R&B, pop, calypso and reggae rhythm” –EARMILK
“Kalpee is a force of positivity and blends Caribbean spice with some international pop flavours.” –CLASH
“What a refreshing blend of Caribbean sounds” –DAY TIME LIVE JA
He has now commenced his virtual Caribbean press tour and UK media runs, and with two superb EPs out this year – this young songwriter, producer, and musician is not slowing down anytime soon!
Feel Good Playlist vol. 1 EP Tracklisting
- Gimme De Ting featuring Stefflon Don
- Climb featuring Freetown Collective
- Put A Record On
- Water Flowing
Princes Trust Virtual Lockdown Festival
This October will also see Kalpee host ‘The Princes Trust Virtual Lockdown Festival’ across four weeks with the much-loved English Rose and international superstar Liz McClarnon. As part of the Liverpudlian girl group ‘Atomic Kitten’ which formed in 1998, Liz has accumulated countless awards and a multitude of chart topping hits including, 15 top 10 singles, 3 number 1’s and sold over 11 million records worldwide, many of which she co-wrote. Atomic Kitten’s no1 Hit ‘Whole Again’ spent 4 weeks in the UK charts as well as topping the charts in 17 countries!
More About Kalpee
Kalpee is an international young artist from Trinidad and Tobago colouring the world with his ‘Chilled Calypso’. In his music you will find a captivating soulful R&B vocal, sitting over a fusion of pop, rock inspired guitar riffs and reggae rhythm supported by undertones of calypso, staying true to who he is. In Kalpee’s own words, “Chilled Calypso is music that you could easily head bop too, but still make you feel to take a drive down North Coast Road (In Trinidad) on an evening at sunset time”. An effortless artist who has presence and charisma on and off stage. There is an authenticity you cannot ignore. Not only does Kalpee sound like only himself, but something about his music makes you feel like you are right there with him. He can captivate an audience not only with his heart felt performances, but also with his words of positivity, making him so very endearing to all he meets.
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