Kakuyon and Spencer Lee are artists from New Jersey who have known each other since the third grade and have been working together since they started making music. Kakuyon first caught our attention in 2018 when he sent "Rich," a polished, melodic rap song with a memorable hook and contemporary sound.

"Washed Away," and much of the rest of the music Kakuyon has released, is different though—built around warm, multi-layered production that has a live feel and fun guitar playing. "The song talks about a brief encounter with a girl while on a visit to the West Coast. The song deals with themes of memory and ephemerality," Kakuyon explains. It's the lead single off Castling : Sky, a collaborative EP by Kakuyon and friends which drops this Friday, August 23.

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