NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamian entertainer K.B. has an innate ability to articulate the things Bahamians think, feel and need to say in his songs.
When the singer, songwriter and producer puts his pen to paper, he seizes the chance to craft lyrics directed at societal issues along with his own brand of social commentary that stirs conversation while concurrently making listeners laugh, dance and sing.
In his latest song and music video entitled “I So Drained A Corona”, K.B. chronicles the deep-seated feelings of exhaustion residents in The Bahamas and other people world wide are experiencing; simply put, we now have “COVID fatigue”.
I wrote ‘I So Drained A Corona’ over a 12 months ago and I desired to release it now since it’s timely; the world needs it now because we’re really uninterested in this pandemic.
“I So Drained A Corona” is K.B.’s first release for 2022, and it’s characteristic of the music that has made K.B. a fan-favorite and some of the popular entertainers in The Bahamas.
The song was written in the course of the country’s first lockdown, when curfews, masks and other restrictions were newly implemented and the world was hopeful that the primary wave of the COVID pandemic could be dissipate quickly.
The singer admitted that he used the lockdown time as an outlet to jot down new music.
“I wrote a number of music in the course of the lockdowns, and I did release just a few songs during that point as well,” he said.
“My last release happened in the course of the Christmas holiday. It was a duet with Smooth T, an artist from Turks & Caicos, called ‘Wine Up On Someone.’
“I plan to release a full album in just a few months. I’ve been very busy working, and I actually have a number of new music.
“I wrote ‘I So Drained A Corona’ over a 12 months ago and I desired to release it now since it’s timely; the world needs it now because we’re really uninterested in this pandemic.”
Many Bahamian entertainers have been unable to work for the reason that onset of the pandemic, which has brought festivals resembling regattas and homecomings to a screeching halt, and eliminated their opportunities to earn revenue from live performances.
K.B. admitted that he misses performing in front of live audiences and he used the down time to jot down music, which has been a therapeutic outlet for him.
“I used the time to create new music,” he said.
“I do know musicians who play their instruments each day. Whether it’s the piano or the guitar, they play each day; they’re always touching their instrument. I’m the identical way.
“My instrument is my mind and I write each day; it gives me solace.”
K.B is completing the production on his new album, which is scheduled for release in the approaching months, and he shared that the songs can be paying homage to favorites like “Juicy Suzie” and “Coo Coo Soup”, promising to return to his skillful art of storytelling on his next project.
The music video for “I So Drained A Corona” might be viewed on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvLVY7kr-Aw&t=2s.
For more information on new music and music video releases, follow K.B. on Facebook at KBBahamianEntertainer.