Some of R&B’s most successful talents endured a meteoric rise to fame out of sheer obscurity. The mystery of artists like The Weekend and PartyNextDoor is part of what attracted listeners to hit the play button on their latest release, and had them focus on the lyrics with more intensity. Holiday shrouds himself in this same veil of secrecy, opting to let the music speak for itself. The Los Angeles native fully immerses himself within the genre, citing modern day R&B and hip-hop blends like Drake and Party, but also some of the more classical takes on the genre in recent times a la Daniel Caesar and Lucky Daye. It is here he learned to stick to what you have experienced and not to shy away from being experimental; if you feel it in your heart then let it out for the world to see.

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