Who Is K.Raydio?

In a sad, last-minute turn of events, water.lo – our original opener for the November 17th Trapo show – had to cancel.

But fear not! We were able to get a replacement.

Introducing K.Raydio!

But who is she? It's hard to pinpoint exactly. Yeah, you could say she's a music artist who employs a fusion of soul and r&b with hip-hop influences. You could say she's an Evanston, Illinois native who is now based in Minneapolis.  You could say that she's an experienced performer who has played shows at 7th Street Entry, Cabooze, and Varsity Theater.

But none of this really tells her story. To truly understand this eclectic artist, you'll need to experience her sound.

 

1. Proof

This is currently the first song on K's Soundcloud and, for that reason, it may be the first song you ever hear from her. It's a great introduction because it allows you to get the full picture of who she is: a tough but vulnerable lyricist who effortlessly glides on ethereal production. 

2. Freefall

K sings on a slightly off-kilter beat with absolute mastery. The song exists in the in another dimension or something. We have no idea.

3. One Drop

Funky, tight instrumentals carry K into a realm of soulful bliss. It's like audio candy. Like, the best candy you could ever imagine.

4. Angels

One of the comments for this song simply reads, "damn K." That's essentially how we feel on this one. K's voice combined with the production conjures an image of flying through the sky amongst clouds and old memories. We can't get enough.

5. Claire Underwood

HOW DOES SHE SERENADE ON THESE BEATS SO EASILY? HOW DOES SHE FREAKING DO IT, UGH. This one has a classic noir film vibe.

So are you liking what you hear? We sure hope so. We're so grateful to have K at Stout, and we can't wait to hear her sweet sounds bless the MSC Terrace. Be sure to catch our main act, Trapo, after her performance.