We have always enjoyed those outside-the-box thinking singer-songwriters that blur the genre lines. Kylie Hughes personifies that genre-bending quality. On her upcoming self-titled album, Kylie Hughes, she has moments where she follows in the footsteps of another famous beach-loving Malibu songstress, Colbie Caillat, but also runs down dirt roads and over grass-covered fields. The Pepperdine graduate would be classified as pop music, but her style infringes on country, folk, Americana, blues and rock. In a way, this is exactly what a West Coast American singer-songwriter should be.
Normally indecisiveness about artistic style would be detrimental and an album becomes muddled with no direction, but her all-encompassing nature is what gives Kylie Hughes her signature voice. The Malibu-native with tracks like “Leave It Alone” and “Hungover” are more traditional pop tracks, while “Dead Or Alive” has those stinging blues guitar riffs and distorted vocals. “Little Did You Know” and “Forever Is A Long Way To Fly” are country-folk songs with tons of steel guitar. It really is an album filled with a little bit of everything.
The one thing that ties everything together are the sweet, tender vocals that permeate throughout the album. While Kylie Hughes can get a little sassy and playful on tracks like “Gotta Get Out” and “Free Fallin”, she still inherently lovable. So if you are looking for something that will not get stale because there is so much variety between tracks, then this self-titled album is right for you.
Kylie Hughes by Kylie Hughes will be available everywhere on May 26, 2017, but you can pre-order the album on iTunes now.