Season 15 American Idol finalist Kassy Levels knows how to move on after bad breakup. She takes a trip to London. The singer looks amazing in the video “Savage,” her lead guest feature on Malex’s hot new single.
Malex, who received a Grammy for his work as a mix engineer on Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, partnered with Illect Recordings for the release.
The moody pop song mixing soul and funk is about the shocking discovery of a partner’s bad intentions. Kassy sings, “I guess I’m just not who you thought I was / Never know what you’re capable of / Until it’s damaged / Hey you’re a savage.” The song also features acclaimed musicians, bassist Nigel Rivers, who has toured with Erykah Badu and Chrisette Michele, and guitarist Justin Lyons, who is the guitar player for K-POP superstars BIGBANG.
Malex enjoyed creating “Savage” with Kassy, Nigel and Justin. “Kassy and I click in a way that I have never clicked with any other writer,” he says. “Kassy and I usually write tracks for placement on other artist’s projects, but I knew from the moment she sung it for me that this one was going to be special, so special that I knew I would be wise to consider releasing this on our own. To make sure we had the best chance to make a good song great, I decided to call in the big guns for help. Nigel Rivers and Justin Lyons are, without a doubt, two of the best musicians I have ever worked with. So, I was honored when they answered the call and agreed to bless this song with their gifts. I’m really proud of how the song came together, and I am humbled that God has blessed me with such an incredible team. This is just the beginning.”
Kassy says she and Malex have a great working relationship. “Malex was the first producer to really let me be who I am on a track, so when I wrote ‘Savage,’ I specifically wrote the chord progression and the melody with his style in mind,” she says. “It’s more than just being on a track, it’s a manifestation of creativity that was begging to be released.”
“Savage” is the first of three singles Malex will release in partnership with Illect Recordings.
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