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Kay Soul is a recording artist, songwriter, and aspiring plus model based in Chicago. Kay began singing and writing songs in elementary school and recorded her first solo song at the age of 19. Kay Soul is a 2020 W.A.M (We are the Music Makers) Winner for Best R&B album for “Hiding In Plain Sight” and nominee for the HerSong Blog artist of the year award for her May 2020 release, “Blood In My Veins”. In October 2020, Kay released her new album “In My Mind” distributed by The Orchard, a subsidiary of Sony Music. Wrapped in a theme of broken and beautiful, Kay shared the broken pieces of herself with the intent of inspiring listeners to find the beauty in their broken spaces. To date, “In My Mind” has been Kay’s most successful project garnering over 15k streams within the first 3 months, resonating with her audience, and critically acclaimed by several notable music blogs and podcasts. Society of Sound included Kay Soul as part of their 2021 roll out of meaningful artists to watch, calling Kay “a ray of sunshine, showing people that there is still beauty to found, even when we’re feeling down.” (SOS Music Media, January 2021). In reference to the song “Silly Love”, A&R Factory, a top ten music blog in the UK, highlighted Kay’s cultural relevance stating, “while plenty of people had fun discussing whether WAP was a feminist track,
artists such as Kay Soul was cooking up the most empowering track that I’ve heard this year.” (A&R Factory, November 2020.) Indie Spoonful stated that “Kay Soul is a serious contender, and an artist to watch, in today’s R & B music scene.”
Previously nominated for a Chicago Independent Music Award for best R&B singer, Kay has released multiple singles, a mixtape, her debut EP "Deeper" and full-length album "Hiding in Plain Sight". She has performed at several high-profile events including headlining at Elbo Room Chicago and Underground Wonder Bar, the Silver Room Block Party, Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City and singing The National Anthem at the NBA matchup between Milwaukee and Orlando. During the pandemic, Kay Soul continued to perform, creating an intimate setting in her home studio while streaming live to fans across the world. Kay went international performing for Paris based music platform Dorhema and streaming her album release celebration on the UK based music platform Show4me during the One Nation Under God Music Festival. Kay Soul has been featured in numerous publications including Luxe Kurves Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, and Buzz Music. She was the featured artist of the week in Chicago Music Guide July 2020 and highlighted as an inspiring story in Voyage LA magazine in August 2020. Kay Soul was listed as an Artist to Watch by Indie Spoonful and 716 Live magazine and become the first featured artist on the Canada based music-streaming platform, Whoozl. As a plus size model, Kay Soul has modeled for multiple designers including national plus size brands Avenue and Lane Bryant. She was featured as Ms. April in the Massive Collection 2019 calendar and her photos have been published and used as promotional material by notable photographers. Kay Soul is a Brand Ambassador and cause warrior for mental health awareness. Her song “As I Am” was the subject of a featured write-up and podcast on Society of Sound focusing on perceptions of beauty. She was also the May 2020 featured guest on the Podcast, Tea Time With Monica, discussing mental health and healing.
Kay is currently working on a new concept EP entitled “Connections”, a companion project to “In
My Mind” that will introduce 5 new stories examining connections both with ourselves and others. Hermusic can be heard on multiple platforms in countries around the world.