‘Hello’ Again: Kes Revisit A Soca Anthem ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

Words by LargeUp Crew
Kes - Hello

Kes continue the rollout of their upcoming live album, We Home, today with a new version of one of their biggest hits.

โ€œHello,โ€ originally released for the 2018 Trinidad Carnival season, has the most streams of any soca song released in the last decade. Nearly three years after its release, it’s shown no signs of slowing down – a truly organic hit. Following last week’s release of โ€œMagicโ€ it too gets a fresh makeover, with the band performing a live arrangement of the track, adding melodic depth to the original’s digital production.

To support the release, they’ve shared a video, shot during their recent live performance at Trinidad’s lush North Deck, which was filmed for the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival’s virtual edition last month.

Today, Kes sat down with Nikki Z for an interview, originally aired on WZOP 96.1/92.7 96.1 in South Florida, to talk We Home, Hello and how quarantine inspired the creation of a live album. Catch the full interview below: