Today, critically adored, dynamic rapper/singer and songwriter Kodie Shane unleashes her debut studio album, Young HeartThrob, via Epic Records.
Young HeartThrob’s 15 tracks illuminate a wide creative palette, showcasing a musical evolution for the starlet hat has earned her praise as one of the most exciting new artists today. It dips in and out of moments of pop bliss, hip-hop grit, future-facing alternative ambience and an emotional maturity beyond her 20 years of age, proving that there is nobody quite like her. Bolstering features from TK Kravitz and longtime collaborator Trippie Redd, the album includes production work from frequent collaborator Matty P, as well as names like Wundagirl, Dallas Austin, OZ, Reske, Mark Murrille and more. It arrives upon the heels of three visually unpredictable and stunning music videos for singles “Love & Drugz II (ft. Trippie Redd),” “Sing to Her” and “Flex on Me (ft. TK Kravitz)”. In the lead-up to the album’s release, Kodie also shared tracks “Thinking Bout U” and “High Speeds.”
A critical darling as much as she is a fan-favorite, the music from Young HeartThrob has already received acclaim across the board. Pitchfork exclaimed that “her animated personality shines” on single “Sing to Her,” while The Fader praised the song by stating “The mischievous edge that lives in Kodie Shane’s flow effectively bumps the sensual factor of ‘Sing to Her’ up a thousand notches, and I can’t get enough!” Highsnobiety noted that with the album, “Kodie is poised for a breakout 2018” while Paper Magazine called her “convention-shattering.” Complex summed it up best, stating “Kodie is one of Atlanta’s finest out right now.”
Still, nobody can explain it quite like Kodie Shane herself, as she does in “Kodie Shane: Remember The Name,” produced by Red Bull Music as a part of their documentary series. Diving deep into her come-up, Kodie gives insight into her creative process and life story, coinciding with a performance where she shared the stage with Kehlani for Red Bull Music’s 30 Days in Chicago concert series last year. Watch the documentary here.
After a rousing performance this past weekend at ComplexCon, and recent support for the likes of Juice WRLD and Billie Eilish, today it is also announced that Kodie will hit the road in 2019 on a headlining tour in support of the album. Trekking across Europe, Kodie is set to kick off a slew of live shows on February 5, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden, before taking her acclaimed live show to cities like Paris, France and London, UK.