Watch: KEHLI – One Last Kiss
London-based pop starlet KEHLI released her single “One Last Kiss” (feat Kid Eternal & Sam Ojo) via Rough Bones LTD on April 26. The track was mixed by Jake Gordon (Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal,) and mastered by Stuart Hawkes (Anne Marie, Raye, Rudimental, Clean Bandits).
KEHLI has worked acclaimed producers including MSRD and Cam Poole (Dua Lipa, Mabel, Raye) and has shared the stage with Irish pop acts Josh Gray and also Soulé. The track has already reached Top 5 positions in UK Club charts including contemporary pop, urban and club urban as noted in Music Week, and received radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges and Melvin as well as Kiss FM.
The young songstress has already racked up over 215K streams across her Spotify alone, with 44K monthly listeners, and seen support from When The Horn Blows, The Digital Fix, CelebMix, Vents Magazine, and Chill Sounds Good.
Originally hailing from Dublin, 18-year old KEHLI is fast rising to the top as a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music. She attended stage school from the age of 5 and is a professional contemporary, hip hop and ballet dancer. However, it was when footage of her singing Jorja Smith’s “Let Me Down” went viral on Instagram, racking up 22K views in its first 48hrs, and gaining her a cult following, that KEHLI truly answered her call to music.
With a passion for pop music, KEHLI is inspired confident and empowered pop purveyors such as Anne Marie, Adele and Raye. Her buoyant energy and ability to put her own stamp on current pop sounds, is sure to soon see the young starlet cementing her place alongside contemporary pop counterparts such as Halsey, Dua Lipa.
“One Last Kiss” finds KEHLI hitting the sweet spot between imagination and accessibility, while also allowing her to showcase her dynamic vocals. The underlying Spanish feel of the track delivers a vivid, spirited engagement – propulsive, and breathtakingly confident. “One Last Kiss” is a concise introduction to an artist who has quickly crafted a style and perspective all her own, with an unapologetic approach to driving pop forwards to exciting new ground.
Speaking of the single, KEHLI says, “My love of pop music influenced ‘One Last Kiss’ for sure! I’m constantly listening to the different styles of pop and trying to blend the various vibes and grooves into my sound. ‘One Last Kiss’ has a slight spanish tone to it so you can tell it has some of those influences and a light summer feel which I love.”