A bridge between old-school soul and modern R&B
Berlin-based, Indian artist and producer, Johnny Kulo is the bridge between old-school soul and modern R&B. Laid-back, crack-yo-kneck grooves and thick harmonies laced with catchy melodies will have you hooked from your first listen.
The son of a reverend, he was inevitably playing drums in church before he could form sentences and exploring several other instruments until eventually realising his love for songwriting and production. He uses his sultry-smooth voice to tell personal and perceived stories of love, heartbreak and unsettled identity.
His latest single ‘Wrong’ paints between the lines of love and lust, coloured by a period of loss and regret. Candidly unfiltered and expressive, the songwriter owns up to a past mistake, facing the truth with style.
Describing what he’d want the audience to take away from this fresh single:
“I imagine the track will make you reminisce, a cheeky escape to a memory that was precious at the time. Wandering into the idea of what could’ve been and what still could be. A song to send to your ex, an apology note of sorts. I don’t think every song needs to be immensely layered with emotion, I’d love for people to just get lost in the groove.”
Kulo collaborated with a stacked line up of Berlin talent to record ‘Wrong’, some of whom are featured in the live video which drops 30th of September. Their synergy and enthusiasm for this soulful number is palpable, and it’s something that we can look forward to in upcoming releases.
On making the record:
“I had worked on something like five different demos of this track a couple years ago, the last one being a live version recorded at Trixx Studios. After a couple years in the graveyard, when I found the files again my producer August Ingram and I made the call to keep the live band feeling, adding only a few more elements to complete it. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of capturing a band in a live set up and turning it into something else so much that I was inspired to repeat the same process for the rest of the tracks on my upcoming EP. Every record in it is sort of frankensteined together from live recordings done at several studios/venues.”