The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

Friends of Secretly Canadian proudly presents its latest release in ‘One More Kiss’, a brand new single by Memphis native and two time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and saxophonist Kenneth Whalum.

On the track, the Jay-Z and Mac Miller collaborator adds an infusion of psychedelic-soul to an alternative romantic ballad. Equal parts vivid storyteller and dynamic, nuanced musician – his debut release for Friends of Secretly Canadian displays his soft falsetto layered upon plush backing vocals and a guitar. The result captures the hypnotic warmth of daydreams in the summer sun.

On ‘One More Kiss’, Whalum says:

“One More Kiss is a simple request in a delicate moment between two people in love. I wanted to see if it was possible to capture the feeling of an intimate point in the midst of trying circumstances. I think any person that’s been in a relationship can identify with this sentiment.”

Stream ‘One More Kiss’

Friends Of is a new project, from Secretly record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, that extends the company’s dedication to dynamic and innovative collaboration. It entails special releases from an array of artists who may otherwise operate outside of the Secretly roster, but have now joined the group’s creative community in ways uniquely suited to the current moment. While the seeds of Friends Of were planted in 2019, the project came to fruition as a way to address the rapid, drastic changes in how music is created and shared in the pandemic. 

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