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 27)
OriginPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on Beyoncé's album Lemonade.


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] He is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation for publishing,[4] and in 2018 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" from his upcoming full-length debut, which is anticipated to be released in early 2019.[11]


Garrett has opened for Mumford & Sons, Alessia Cara, James Vincent McMorrow, X Ambassadors, James Bay, and Oh Wonder.[11][12][13] In 2017 he headlined his False Hope tour, with ARIZONA as openers.[12] He has also performed at Bonnaroo,[14] Sasquatch! Music Festival,[15] and the Firefly Music Festival.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Garrett studied music technology at New York University.[1]


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



List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Album details
Mellow Drama
  • Released: April 7, 2015 [16]
  • Label: Kevin Garrett
  • Formats: Digital download
False Hope
  • Released: February 3, 2017[17]
  • Label: Kevin Garrett
  • Formats: Digital download


  • "Coloring" (2014)
  • "Control" (2015)
  • "Refuse" (2015)[18]
  • "Precious" (2016)[19]
  • "Stranglehold" (2017)[20]
  • "Little Bit of You" (2017)[21]
  • "In Case I Don't Feel" (2018)


  • "Baby" by KINGDM ft. Kevin Garrett (2016)
  • "Leave" by Whole Doubts ft. Kevin Garrett (2017)


  1. ^ a b Robidoux, Brandy (25 April 2016). "4 Things To Know About Beyonce Collaborator & Soulful Triple Threat Kevin Garrett". Billboard. Retrieved 21 November 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 2017-02-15.
  4. ^ "Kevin Garrett On Writing A Song For Beyonce | Idolator". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  5. ^ a b Bowenbank, Starr (3 October 2018). "AWAL Signs Kevin Garrett to Worldwide Recording Deal". Billboard. Retrieved 15 November 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 (6 July 2017). "Kevin Garrett Releases Haunting Video for 'Stranglehold': Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Kevin Garrett Releases New Single "In Case I Don't Feel"". Prelude Press. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c Vensand, Rachel (23 February 2017). "Q&A: Kevin Garrett Talks 'False Hope' EP, Working With Queen Bey, And More". Ones to Watch. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ Vain, Madison (22 August 2016). "Kevin Garrett talks Beyonce's 'Pray You Catch Me'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ DePollo, Adam (23 June 2015). "Introducing Kevin Garrett". Michigan Daily. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ Katz, Jessie (12 January 2016). "Sasquatch! Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup". Billboard. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Mellow Drama - EP". Apple. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  17. ^
  18. ^ "Refuse". Soundcloud. Kevin Garrett. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Precious". Soundcloud. Kevin Garrett. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  20. ^ "Stranglehold - Single". iTunes. Kevin Garrett. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  21. ^

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