Unsurprisingly, YZY Sound newcomer KayCyy continues to show why he’s here to stay.
After a barrage of tweets teasing a plethora of tracks off his upcoming debut album, the Minnesota-based artist isn’t looking at the glass half-empty, striving to “Stay Up” and prosper on his latest SoundCloud single with Lancey Foux (Oct. 1).
Along with dropping another SoundCloud exclusive in “ASTK” Sept. 23, KayCyy has quickly broken through as one of the underground’s most refreshing voices. With a robust ability to both sing and rap effortlessly, he links with fellow Kanye co-sign Foux for another loosie before his long-awaited debut, Who Is KayCyy?. In the meantime, the YZY wunderkind shared “Stay Up’s” official video on Jan. 12 after months of ceaseless hype.
As the track was initially delayed during its revision stages, “Stay Up” is the moment for KayCyy — striving to position himself for greater success amid shooting for the stars. Following his appearance on Kanye West’s DONDA, his most recent official track “Flew By You” showcased the YZY signee’s impeccable range — rapping, singing and hitting every high note with ease. Even on his 2020 standout album, Ups & Downs, tracks in “Tylenol” and “Hypnotize” seem to bring forth a new, unheard sound on each listen.
However, “Stay Up” is bombastic, in-your-face and triumphantly fitting for KayCyy’s arrival in the new wave. Complemented by Foux’s visceral flow and grimy trap cadence, the Wonda Gurl produced track brings forth a variety of sounds that hits listeners all at once — creating a kaleidoscope of hard-hitting 808s and eerie, droning synths.
KayCyy’s hook is instantly gravitating, igniting the rage as soon as the beat drops — talking his talk with Foux following closely behind.
I had to jugg and finesse like Ace (Yeah)
Find me a whole new space (Uh)
My diamonds big as an eighth (Ooh-ooh)
Might ghost on her like a Wraith (Ooh-ooh)
No, we not playin’ it safe (Uh)
Carrying every state (Yeah)
I don’t got room for mistakes (Uh)
Air out whatever it takes (Uh, yeah)KayCyy — “Stay Up”
Running for 2:43, “Stay Up” is yet another assertion of KayCyy’s breathtaking versatility in his music. While his following steadily grows (sitting at 56,000 Spotify monthly listeners), so will his sound — as the 24-year-old phenom is set on stacking bigger wins with each passing release.
Watch KayCyy and Lancey Foux’s “Stay Up” below!