Kay Soul is a r&b/neo soul singer, poet, and songwriter. Growing up on the South side of Chicago, Kay Soul has always had a passion for music. She began writing songs and poetry while still in elementary school and by 19 recorded her first song entitled “It’s All About Trust.” Having some local success in 2007, Kay Soul, formally known as Kay G, was featured on the mix tape Boss of All Bosses with 2 original songs “Key to my heart” and “Hattaz”. The single “Hattaz” featured hiphop artist Fugi and challenged women to step up their own game instead of throwing shade to the next woman. Kay Soul eventually completed here album under Crushin Em Records amply titled “Tomorrow’s Yesterday”, which featured the locally successful “Young Girl”: a letter of love and encouragement addressing the transition from girl to womanhood and including an appearance from her younger sister Kontessa.
In 2011, Kay Soul penned the emotional record “Let Go”, which dealt with the difficulty of losing love and letting go of past hurt. With the recent success of a live performance of the balled for the TV show 1Love 1House, Kay Soul is overjoyed about the official release of “Let Go” on iTunes .
Kay Soul began to pick up momentum after an impromptu and critically successful performance of “Dealings” with Eric Roberson in June 2012 and the release of her hit single “Body Contact” in November 2012. “Body Contact”, a sexy mid tempo song, gave listeners the opportunity to see a sexier more intimate side of the artist.
After years of soul searching and a recent breakthrough, Kay Soul is now adding Producer to her resume. Currently working on her Debut EP, Kay Soul is ready for the world to take notice. Driven, Dedicated, Destined, and Determined. Kay Soul makes no apologies for living outside the box. With influences such as JIll Scott, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Anthony Hamilton, Pattie LaBelle and many more, Kay Soul is sure to bring a mix of soul, r&b, hip/hop and funk to her music. Raw in her talent and genuine in her emotion, Kay Soul is ready to pour out her soul to all who will listen. She strongly believes that her time is now and stands firmly on this calling for her life.
Chicago Hustles: We listened to the first five songs on Kay Souls Reverbnation page & Ready for Love was our favorite. The song is a very soulful ballad exercising her vocal abilities over topics of love, commitment and preparation to be in a relationship. It has been a pleasure to meet a creative who is also a creative entrepreneur owning her own law firm http://www.thegastonfirm.com. How she manages both requires hustle.
When we asked Kay Soul how she defined HUSTLE she said,
“Hustle is a day-to-day mindset that pushes you to be better than you were the day before. It’s the ability to see the big picture and be proactive in your movements instead of waiting for someone to hand you the proverbial “golden ticket”. it’s about investing in yourself and being willing to Act on the belief you have in yourself.” -Kay Soul R&B Singer