This is the second time in 6 months that we’ve featured KBong for MP3 Leak of the Week & it’s with good reason! He’s a progressive artist & on June 17th he’ll release his first solo-album titled Hopes and Dreams. The first song off that 14 track release is “Hold On” and its FREE, this week only…
You can download KBong’s new song “Hold On” for FREE on our home page, under the MP3 Leak of the Week section, on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday June 14th, 2014.
KBong – “Hold On”
“Hold On” Background:
Yes, KBong is a keyboardist in Stick Figure. More than that, he’s a progressive artist who continues to write & release his own songs. Because of his experience and opportunities with Stick Figure, Hi Roots, Polynesian Underground, he’s refined his craft & is ready to showcase it on June 17th with his first solo album, Hopes and Dreams.
You can only have one first impression and KBong knows this. The first song off his 14 track album is the same song he’s giving away for FREE! That says a lot about how he feels about the song. It’s titled “Hold On” and when we asked KBong about the song, he explained that: “‘Hold On’ is a song that reminds people to be thankful for whats in front of them. Many times we feel as if we want to abandon ship, but we must consider whats on board. Because when you jump, you’ll be swimming in the water on your own.”
KBong is thankful, sharing that the song: “Was co-written with a good friend of mine, Johnny Gray, who works out of Melody Sunrise Studios in Chicago. We met last summer on the Stick Figure & Passafire Summer Hotbox tour. We’d always talked about doing a track together and I thought this one was a good fit.”
In addition to Johnny Gray’s contribution, the album also features special guest appearances courtesy of Stick Figure, E.N Young, Alific, Nolan Clark, Sam of John Brown’s Body, Todd Smith and more!
You can pre-order KBong’s new album, Hopes & Dreams, on Bandcamp by clicking HERE
Kevin Bong (KBong) is a singer/guitarist/songwriter who has one of the smoothest deliveries in the genre. His music has elements of reggae, pop and hip-hop, combined with lyrics about personal experiences. “I try and sings songs that people can relate too.” says KBong. Born in Seattle, WA and raised in Hawaii, KBong currently resides in San Diego performing & touring with Stick Figure as their keyboardist.
Kevin Bong’s musical journey in the San Diego reggae scene began approximately 6 years ago with the help of Polynesian Underground as he played in a local band known as Hi Roots. KBong’s live performance and style can be categorized as upbeat, energetic and includes improv. In January 2014, KBong released his Rising EP and 6 months later, will premiere is his Debut album Hopes and Dreams.
Huge thanks again to KBong for allowing us to share their new song “Hold On” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: KBong – “Hold On” (Lyrical Video)