K-Os Teams Up With Up And Coming Toronto Artist Kage E For “Hot Boy”
Catch K-Os Live In Toronto Alongside Sam Roberts Band And Matt Mays August 19 At The Budweiser Stage
k-os returns with “HOT BOY,” a collaboration with 16-year-old up-and-coming Toronto artist KAGE E. Check out the fiery new single here.
The duo met and struck up a friendship after KAGE E sent k-os a “genuine heartfelt compliment” on Instagram. “He sent me a song called “Searchin” that I loved,” says k-os. “I wrote a song called “Searchin” years ago, so the title alone pulled me in. We’re in the same zone lyrically.”
The two connected and formed a dynamic duo of sorts. KAGE E says “There’s definitely a Batman/Robin vibe going on. We even had the Batmobile for the (video) shoot!”. K-os adds, “I’ve been looking for my Robin for a minute. But Robin has to have both confidence and humility to be a good partner to Batman and that’s a hard combo to come by. Finally found it… or rather, it found me.”
On being able to work with k-os, KAGE E said, “k-os was a part of my ascendancy into music. When I was younger I used to set my hand on the speaker and feel the beat run up through my arm and kinda work its way through. My Dad liked his music loud. Sometimes on Queen Street people would start groovin’ to the hook as we sat at the lights. Moments like those are the moments that made me want to make music. It was really dope when me and K-OS connected. He’s a big influence.”
“HOT BOY” follows up k-os’ two latest singles, the dance floor ready, “SUPERNOVAS” and his unique take on The Cars’ “Just What I Needed”. Exclaim Magazine listed the song as one of the best in “2021, The Year of the Cover”. k-os’ last two singles had support from Complex, CBC, Exclaim, ET Canada, and Strombo.
k-os is set to return to the live stage, co-headlining The Budweiser Stage alongside longtime pals Sam Roberts Band and Matt Mays! Tickets are on-sale here.
k-os started his career in 2002, with the release of “Exit” on Virgin/EMI Canada. k-os has 2 Platinum-certified album in Canada for Joyful Rebellion (2004) and Atlantis: Hymns for Disco (2006), and one Platinum Certified video Publicity Stunt (2004). k-os is the featured vocalist on The Chemical Brothers’ single “Get Yourself High” (2003). He’s had several songs on the charts, and 3 Top 10 singles: “Crabbuckit”, “Sunday Morning” and “The Man I Used to Be”. He has collaborated with Drake, Broken Social Scene, Feist, DFA 1979 and Kaytranada.
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