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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Zallo

JAM OF THE WEEK: EMAN8 – IOU (feat. Kid Quill)

Way before there was EMAN8, Brandyn Burnette had us paying close attention.  Raised in St. Louis and residing in LA, the multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer has been nearly unstoppable for the last few years.  From racking up major streams (and credits) not only as Brandyn Burnette, but also as one half of duo Cosmos & Creature, the EMAN8 project was launched around a year ago to critical acclaim and has been riding a wave ever since.  

It wasn’t too long ago we brought you his tune, “Amen”, which is still a go to in my personal playlists, yet EMAN8 has continued to drop tunes that tastemakers can’t get enough of.  Blending his Pop and R&B sensibilities with some homegrown gospel and soul influences he acquired growing up in church, the new project is an undeniable vibe on all fronts.  

Most recently EMAN8 hit us with his single, “IOU”, featuring Kid Quill and it is yet another standout release for the ever-buzzing artist.  With classic rhythms, slick horn embellishments and rich piano leading the way, EMAN8 delivers a catchy af, smooth yet energetic performance adding a bit of edge from a slick verse from Kid Quill.  I may have really liked what Brandyn Burnette was cranking out – but I LOVE what EMAN8 is doing…. and lucky for us it looks like he dropped a new joint today!

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