After teaming up with Tiffany Gouche for his new single “98 Vibes (Do You Right),” Grammy-nominated recording artist Kenyon Dixon returns with the accompanying music video. Directed by Dennis Hope, the visual brings R&B Kenny’s emphatic songwriting to life. Watch above.
The video opens up with a flashback to 1998. As VHS-styled footage sets the tone for Kenyon’s soulful trip down memory lane, he throws the ultimate 90s cookout to bring fans closer to the R&B they love. Thematically, Kenyon & Tiffany make the most of their second collaboration in the last two years and prove that there’s no point in rushing love. In other words, in order to make our best moments last, it’s best to take things “nice and slow” like the title of Usher’s classic record. (Which heavily influenced Kenyon’s modern take on romance and sensuality.)
Behind the new video, Kenyon Dixon shares “We wanted to create something that not only captured the essence of The R&B we love but also paid homage to the unforgettable moments of that era, which is something we were able to expand on in the visual.”
Kenyon continues to deliver catchy earworms that are tender and endowed with toe-tapping potential. Over the years, he’s enveloped listeners with next level collaborations while reserving some ink in the pen for his own solo efforts. In fact, the accomplished songwriter just teamed up with international superstar Justin Timberlake to score his new pop gem “Keep Going Up” with Timbaland & Nelly Furtado.
About Kenyon Dixon:
In a world where the existence of “Quality R&B” is constantly questioned, newly GRAMMY nominated artist Kenyon Dixon reminds us that it is most definitely alive and thriving. As one of this generation’s emerging songwriters, working with a range of artists from R&B legends Mary J Blige, Tyrese & Ginuwine to Pop Superstar Justin Timerblake, Dixon has still managed to reserve some ink for his own catalog of timeless music. Having toured as a supporting vocalist for Nick Jonas, Jill Scott, Kelly Rowland, Kirkland and more. The proud Los Angeles native has smoothly transitioned to center stage and proven that he is destined to become a household name. Following the release of his 2021 LP “Expectations,” which garnered a tremendous amount of support from the industry elite such as Brandy, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland as well as Grammy Award Winner Ledisi who Dixon joined as support on her WILDCARD tour. He later collaborated with R&B artists PJ Morton & BJ The Chicago Kid to pay homage to the King of Soul, Sam Cooke, with a remake of the soulful classic “Bring It On Home To Me.” The collaborative effort landed the trio, accompanied by Guitarist Charlie Bereal, a nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. Closer (Released May 5, 2022) debuted at #4 on the US iTunes R&B Charts, while comfortably sitting in both Top 50 and Top 100 positions on iTunes R&B Charts in over 15 other countries. The effort gained praise from artists such as Joe Budden, Ty Dolla $ign, and Anita Baker, who took to twitter to share her stamp of approval stating: “R&B is alive & well. @kennygotsoul with the melodies, lyrics, and vocals.” But there’s more to unpack here. Elsewhere, Dixon has continued to shine as a trusted collaborator. He penned records for Justin Timberlake (“Keep Going Up”); earned an arrangement and vocal production credit for Coco Jones’ “ICU (remix),” and took on a leadership role as the music director for Revolt TV’s “The Link Up II.” With his smooth and sultry vocals, vulnerable lyrics and undeniable records – that are bound to leave you with all of the feels – Dixon delivers the R&B we love every single time.