Rising star Kyle Dion is back with a new album ‘SASSY‘ featuring Channel Tres, Duckwrth, Ja Rule, & Kari Faux
The new record marks a new era for the “rising star” (PAPER) as he sheds his melancholy in favor of more bright and buoyant tunes. Inspired by his time touring and exploring international territory in support of his debut album 2019’s SUGA, the upcoming project is bold, unfiltered, and flaunts an unleashed sound with a “no rules” mission statement.
Kyle says: “I made SASSY because it was how I was feeling during this time of my life. I wanted to do something that was risk taking and wanted to challenge what people expected of me. This album is something that I feel anyone can relate to. I named it SASSY because the album embodies that attitude and has a lot of back-talk, big mouth vibes. At times it’s narcissistic, but also it was fun expressing myself however I want without any repercussions.“
Once he loosened up and became comfortable laughing at himself and the process, in part due to his light-hearted relationship with album collaborators, producers, and friends Chris Hartz (Childish Gambino) and Bijou Choder (Brasstracks), he found the sound of the album, a joyous and exclamatory soundtrack to better times. Whether it’s going outside for the first time in a year-plus or greeting your friends and staying out all night for renewed camaraderie, SASSY is an anthem for the world to come.
Spanning disparate scenes, the video solidifies Kyle as a master of many mediums. Kyle worked alongside creative team, The Reggies (Dillion Francis, Dave Chappell, Paris Hilton) to craft a “sassy” video.
Previously released tracks from SASSY include “Placebo” featuring rap icon Ja Rule, “Money” and “Purr” featuring Kari Faux, who Pitchfork calls a “clever rapper-singer who won’t be defined.”
DJ Booth calls Dion “the best singer in LA” while Rolling Stone praises Dion’s “pitch-perfect falsetto” which shines brightest on stage. The sure-to-be ground-breaking performance will also showcase the live debut of SASSY in its entirety.