Kane Brown sets himself apart from the pack
Kane Brown’s most recent album (released in November) is titled Experiment, and that’s a good way to describe the hybrid style of the rising young country-pop singer. Brown grew up listening to both country and R&B, and nearly ended up as part of a prefab boy band when he was a contender for singing competition series The X Factor. He later grabbed the attention of country-music fans via posting popular country covers on YouTube, which led to his first major-label deal and early hits “Used to Love You Sober,” “What Ifs” and “Heaven.” He draws from that diverse background for his music, and he co-wrote nearly every song on Experiment, led by first single “Lose It.”
“Brown erases the lines between the past and the present, and this blurriness is the strength of Experiment,” All Music said, and Rolling Stone called the album “an ambitious testament to his eclectic, big-hearted vision.” It includes “American Bad Dream,” a reflection on the 2017 tragedy at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest festival, where Brown had performed just a few hours earlier. That sensitive response to the state of the world is just another example of how Brown sets himself apart.
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