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Who The Hell Is... Kevin Garrett?

Kevin Garrett has remained on music's periphery over the past several years, but that's about to change with the upcoming release of his debut EP. Find out more about the singer-songwriter, signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation publishing label, and why Katy Perry is a fan of his music.

WHO is Kevin Garrett?

Singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett hails from Pittsburgh, but he's Brooklyn-based. At just 23 years old, Garrett is on the publishing roster of Jay Z's Roc Nation label. He's already been tied to such acts as James Vincent McMorrow, Emily King, Norah Jones, and Maps & Atlases. Katy Perry, who recently tweeted out a link to his SoundCloud, is among his fandom.

Hear love-song-made-new "Control," which exclusively premiered on Billboard in February, as well as Garrett's cover of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me."

"You Send Me (Sam Cooke Cover)" by Kevin Garrett

[Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez]

WHAT is his album?

My debut EP "Mellow Drama" will be out on April 7! Should be a fun day. #newmusic #mellowdrama

A photo posted by Kevin Garrett (@kevinogarrett) on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:10pm PDT

Garrett doesn't have an album out yet, but he'll be dropping his EP called Mellow Drama tomorrow, April 7. His track "Control" will also be the featured iTunes Single of the Week later this month. For now, check out Garrett's SoundCloud links.

"Coloring" by Kevin Garrett

"In Bloom" by Kevin Garrett

WHERE have you seen him before?

  Thanks @shervinfoto for making me real and for being a wizard.   A photo posted by Kevin Garrett (@kevinogarrett) on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:39pm PDT

You may have seen him on tour in February or March, or perhaps you're going to see him later this month in one of his upcoming shows in Montana or Illinois. Garrett also played SXSW this year.

WHEN can you see him live?

Tour starts TODAY. More dates and info coming soon! A photo posted by Kevin Garrett (@kevinogarrett) on Feb 16, 2015 at 9:09am PST

Garrett is wrapping up a 2015 tour that spanned the months of February, March, and April. Catch him in one of his final shows at the end of the month, and stay tuned for more announcements via his website.

WHY should you care?

Thanks @stageae for a fun time last night. Props to @deenarose4 for this cool shot I'm stealing. A photo posted by Kevin Garrett (@kevinogarrett) on Jan 23, 2014 at 10:10am PST

Kevin Garrett's music is the cure for what ails you. He has an innate ability to breathe fresh air into the kind of music you love, be it through his original songs or song covers. Tune in to Garrett's emotive lyrics and let his atmospheric sound wash over you. The music speaks for itself.