It's barely been 12 months since KYE formally introduced herself to the world, but she's already won over audiences with her celebratory, sun-soaked sound that effortlessly bridges pop and R&B.
Since her emergence, KYE has amassed over 1 million Spotify streams and garnered playlist support from triple j, FBi Radio, MTV and more, earning praise for her “warm, inviting vocals all giving an Erykah Badu meets Andre 3000 vibe” by The Guardian, “a wildly jagging yet effortlessly coherent introduction” by NME Australia, hailed as “enchanting” by The Interns, “heart-rendering” by Sniffers, “a special talent” by Pilerats and “innovative” by Purple Sneakers amongst others.
KYE closed a whirlwind 2021 with festival appearances at Ability Fest and Beyond The City in Melbourne, and has kept momentum going with support appearances on both Young Franco & Genesis Owusu’s national tours in early 2022, leading into her own Good Company EP National Tour throughout March.
Real name Kylie Tadiwa Chirunga, KYE’s relationship with music blossomed as a young child growing up in the UK. In between vivid memories spent singing through sickness and in health, gospel songs, talent shows, girl bands and more, her voice flourished with each deep embrace of her identity. Deeply informed by her experience as a young black woman experiencing life through a predominately white societal lens, KYE finds herself today confident, strong and humble, ready to share her mantra of embracing openness and finding joy in it, with the world.