Building on incredible momentum this year with critical acclaim and streaming success, rising R&B singer/songwriter RealestK proudly presents his much-anticipated new mixtape Real World. Alongside the release of ‘Real World’, RealestK also shares the official video for “It’s You” ft. Bia, a highlight from the tape.
On the eight-track body of work, he beckons everyone to step into his vision. He sets the tone with “TO 2 LA.” Airy synths, thick 808s, and pitched-up vocals snowball into a bold proclamation, “The blame is on you.” During “Losing Game,” he flaunts his melodic prowess over a glassy piano melody. Ensconced in the throes of heartbreak, he laments, “Loving is a losing game.” Then, there’s “Lost.” Booming drums and stirring piano underline a showstopping performance, while acoustic guitar and strings accent the emotional ballad “CYBM.” Opening his heart, he wonders aloud, “Can you be mine?” The project culminates on the introspective “Mr. Lonely.” In a moment of reprieve, he accepts solitude in the mantralike refrain, “Now, I’m Mr. Lonely.”
He initially paved the way for Real World with the single “It’s You” (feat. BIA). Beyond tallying over 280K Spotify streams, it picked up critical acclaim. Rated R&B hailed it as “endearing,” and ATTACK THE CULTURE assured, “There’s a certain chill and relaxation whenever RealestK steps onto the mic.”
He intermittently teased the project’s arrival on socials including TikTok since the middle of the summer, reeling in over 1 million views on each installment in a series of posts.
With fan-favorites such as “WFM” and “Toxic” achieving virality over two years ago, RealestK continues to pave his own way in the industry at still only 19 years-old. Dive into the Real World with RealestK.
Earlier this year, he unveiled the fan favorite “You & I.” Since its release, the track has amassed north of 3.1 million Spotify streams. Complex Canada hailed it among the “Best New Canadian Tracks This Week” and professed, “It’s tender and impassioned, reflecting the honesty in K’s lyrics.” RealestK also graced the cover of Sidedoor Magazine and has features in LA Weekly, UPROXX, Rolling Stone and many more.
The teenage heartthrob continues to build out his career with over 675 million worldwide streams and 94 million video views on YT. K’s breakout track “WFM” currently sits at over 304 million streams worldwide and over 22 million video views, earning his first RIAA Gold Certification. RealestK, who was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2023 Juno Awards, joined NAV on his NEVER:SLEEP 23-city US & Canada Tour directly supporting alongside rapper SoFaygo, which kicked off earlier this week. Stay tuned for much more from the Toronto star as he maneuvers through the ’Real World’.
‘Real World’ tracklisting
- TO 2 LA
- Losing Game
- It’s You feat. BIA
- Mr. Lonely