Kevin Garrett (musician)

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Kevin Garrett
Kevin Garrett Performing Live.jpg
Kevin Garrett performing at The Demo in St. Louis, Missouri.
Background information
Born (1991-03-25) March 25, 1991 (age 28)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OriginPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresContemporary R&B, soul, pop
Occupation(s)Musician • singer-songwriter • producer
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards, guitar, violin[1]
Years active2014–present
Associated acts

Kevin Garrett is an American musician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based out of Brooklyn, New York.[2] He has released two EPs, as well as a full-length album, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on Beyoncé's album Lemonade.

Early life[edit]

Garrett was born on March 25, 1991, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Point Breeze.[3] His first musical experience was playing the violin at a very young age, but he began writing his own songs later in life.[3]


Garrett is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation for publishing,[4] and in 2018, he signed a worldwide recording deal with AWAL, Kobalt Music's recording company.[5]

His debut EP, Mellow Drama, was released on April 7, 2015.[6][7][8] Garrett co-wrote and co-produced "Pray You Catch Me", the lead track on Beyoncé's 2016 album, Lemonade.[9] He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the album.[5]

In 2017 he released his second EP, False Hope. The release was accompanied by music videos for "Little Bit of You" and "Pulling Me Under", directed by Jean Claude Billmaier, and "Stranglehold" directed by Shervin Lainez.[10]

In October 2018, Garrett released the single "In Case I Don't Feel",[11] from his full-length debut, Hoax, which came out on March 22, 2019.[12]


Garrett has opened for Mumford & Sons, Alessia Cara, James Vincent McMorrow, X Ambassadors, James Bay, and Oh Wonder.[11][13][14] In 2017 he headlined his False Hope tour, with ARIZONA as openers.[13] He has also performed at Bonnaroo,[15] Sasquatch! Music Festival,[16] and the Firefly Music Festival.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Garrett studied music technology at New York University.[1] He was in a relationship with fellow singer Alessia Cara from 2016 to 2018.[17]


Year Award Category Work Result
2017 Grammy Award Album of the Year Lemonade by Beyoncé Nominated



List of full-length albums, with selected details
Title Album details
  • Released: March 22, 2019
  • Label: KG Music
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, digital download


List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Album details
Mellow Drama
  • Released: April 7, 2015 [18]
  • Label: Kevin Garrett
  • Formats: Digital download
False Hope
  • Released: February 3, 2017[19]
  • Label: Kevin Garrett
  • Formats: Digital download


as lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Colouring" 2014 Mellow Drama EP
"Control" 2015
"Refuse"[20] Non-album single
"Precious"[21] 2016
"Stranglehold"[22] 2017 False Hope EP
"Little Bit of You"[23]
"In Case I Don't Feel" 2018 Non-album single

as featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
(KINGDM featuring Kevin Garrett)
2016 Non-album single
(Whole Doubts featuring Kevin Garrett)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Do You Remember" 2019 Rudimental Toast to Our Differences

Songwriting and Production Credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
(featuring Kevin Garrett)
2016 KINGDM Non-album single Featured artist/Co-writer Luca Masini, Beuben Butler, Samuel Lewis -
"Pray You Catch Me" Beyoncé Lemonade Co-writer/Producer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, James Blake Beyoncé, Jeremy McDonald
"U Don't Know"
(featuring Wizkid)
Justine Skye Ultraviolet Co-writer Justine Skyers, Christopher Crowhurst, Jaramaye Daniels, Ayodeji Balogun -
(featuring Kevin Garrett)
2017 Whole Doubts Non-album single Featured artist/Co-writer Bryan Frizel, Aaron Kleinstub, Phoebe Ryan -
"Do You Remember"
(featuring Kevin Garrett)
2019 Rudimental Toast to Our Differences Amir Izadkhah, Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Leon Rolle -


  1. ^ a b Robidoux, Brandy (April 25, 2016). "4 Things To Know About Beyonce Collaborator & Soulful Triple Threat Kevin Garrett". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Tietjen, Alexa. "Who The Hell Is… Kevin Garrett?". VH1. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Kevin Garrett brings his soulful sounds home". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Kevin Garrett On Writing A Song For Beyonce | Idolator". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on September 28, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Bowenbank, Starr (October 3, 2018). "AWAL Signs Kevin Garrett to Worldwide Recording Deal". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Golden, Zara. "Listen To Kevin Garrett's Mellow Drama EP". The Fader. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Servantes, Ian. "Stream Kevin Garrett's 'Mellow Drama' EP". Complex. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Platon, Adelle. "Kevin Garrett Brings The Feels In His 'Mellow Drama' EP". Vibe. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  9. ^ Lockett, Dee (April 24, 2016). "Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé's New Visual Album, Lemonade". Vulture. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  10. ^ Corpuz, Kristin (July 6, 2017). "Kevin Garrett Releases Haunting Video for 'Stranglehold': Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Kevin Garrett Releases New Single "In Case I Don't Feel"". Prelude Press. October 26, 2018. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Paul, Larisha (March 24, 2019). "Album Review: Kevin Garrett – Hoax". Earmilk. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  13. ^ a b c Vensand, Rachel (February 23, 2017). "Q&A: Kevin Garrett Talks 'False Hope' EP, Working With Queen Bey, And More". Ones to Watch. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  14. ^ Vain, Madison (August 22, 2016). "Kevin Garrett talks Beyonce's 'Pray You Catch Me'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  15. ^ DePollo, Adam (June 23, 2015). "Introducing Kevin Garrett". Michigan Daily. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  16. ^ Katz, Jessie (January 12, 2016). "Sasquatch! Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  17. ^
  18. ^ "Mellow Drama - EP". Apple. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  19. ^
  20. ^ "Refuse". Soundcloud. Kevin Garrett. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  21. ^ "Precious". Soundcloud. Kevin Garrett. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  22. ^ "Stranglehold - Single". iTunes. Kevin Garrett. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
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