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Before the trumpeter begins his NYC residency, he grabs Bilal & Big K.R.I.T. for a single.

Last May, we spoke to Keyon Harrold about his participation in the Miles Davis’ biopic, Miles Ahead. He remarked about sitting in on Prince sessions with Common & Alicia Keys. About how Robert Glasper roped him in to perform for the film as well. To him, this was working with Miles, the Miles Davis. ” I’m still scared just listening to it, you know? Standing on the shoulders of the greatest? That is not the easiest thought process,” he said.

The process has led Harrold all the way to his current residency at the Blue Note in New York City. Being unafraid, he shares “Stay This Way” with Philadelphia soul conjuror Bilal and Southern mainstay Big K.R.I.T. The song feels like a fleeting love song, one more of regret than cherish. As Bilal’s vocals waver between hurt and looking back, Harrold’s instrumentation flutters through the drums and despair. K.R.I.T. chimes in with the very end with a spoken word delivery. Given all his 2016 has been, it’s a change of pace for him, equivalent to his “Sunset Park” verse for WOLFE de MÇHLS.

Stream “Stay This Way” now. Harrold begins his Blue Note residency tomorrow, January 10th.

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