Bay Area R&B Singer Derek King Sets Let’s Be Honest Project for May 29th
With a smooth voice and street-savvy lyrical sensibility, Derek King effortlessly connects R&B’s past and present in his music. Today, the Bay Area singer-songwriter announces Let’s Be Honest, his upcoming project. Spanning 11 tracks, the upcoming project showcases Derek‘s versatility, cycling through mob-influenced bangers like opening track “Blessed” to club-ready rap-n-b like “Dead Roses” to luscious slow jams like “Dior Kisses” without missing a beat.
The upcoming project is home to “No Scrub,” Derek‘s TLC-flipping single, which dropped in mid-April. With production contributions from ReeceBeats, the man behind the boards for Kehlani’s “All Me” and Mozzy’s Gold-certified “Excuse Me,” and guest appearances from E-40 (on recent single “2 Much“), Eric Bellinger, King Combs, JGreen, and more, Let’s Be Honest arrives on May 29thvia EMPIRE, and is now available for pre-order.
Check out the “Enough” Music Video
Along with the announcement of the project, Derek shares the video for “Enough,” directed by Adrian Per. A sweetly-sung love song with textured production from ReeceBeats, “Enough” is a plea from Derek to an ex to stop messing around and remember the strong feelings that started their relationship in the first place: “I can’t sleep without you here,” he croons.
Featuring an appearance from Zion, who contributes some vocal acrobatics of his own, “Enough” eloquently packs a complex emotional situation into a radio-friendly midtempo jam. Check out the music video below!
A native of Antioch, California, Derek King made his name with a series of viral hits that updated turn-of-the-21st century smashes with a modern, club-friendly twist. In 2018, the then-22-year-old singer shared “Tetris,” which chopped-up Sisqo’s classic “Thong Song” into a brand-new booty-positive jam.
The song quickly picked up steam on socials, reaching the ears of Billie Eilish, who posted a video of herself dancing to the song on Instagram. Eventually earning remix guest spots from Rich The Kid and Russ, the song racked up over 20 million streams across platforms and reached the Top 40 of Mediabase’s rhythmic radio airplay chart.
The singer proved that he was much more than a one-hit-wonder when he dropped “Play,” which transformed Diddy’s “I Need A Girl (Pt. 2)” into a bass-boosted player’s anthem. “Play” found its way onto More Vibes, Derek‘s 2019 debut project. With Let’s Be Honest, Derek looks to keep the momentum going and establish himself as Northern California’s go-to listen for all things R&B.
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Buy/Stream “Enough” and pre-order Let’s Be Honest: https://empire.ffm.to/