Jealous is the debut single and first of five planned for release by Khamari, who initially built a following through covers recorded in his bedroom as a side-hustle while still in school. Written and produced in that same bedroom, Jealous explores feelings of envy, stagnation, and solitude over a smooth beat with Khamari’s heartfelt vocals.

Speaking on the process and release, Khamari says:

“Getting ready to put out music is a surreal experience. Even though I’ve been working a lot on these records it never felt like it was actually gonna come out until we were thinking about artwork, so we could upload the final version. It’s exciting though too since I’ve never put out my own shit. I’m hyped for everyone to hear what I’ve been working on, and make more.

I wrote and recorded Jealous at home in Boston last year and brought it to Trackside, who I’ve been friends with for a while. They’ve been helping me finish production on songs and get things across the finish line. They’ve had a big influence on the quality of my own writing and production too, working with them has taught me a lot about the creative process.

Jealous doesn’t have anything to do with what’s happening in the world right now [referring to Coronavirus lockdown], but I can see how it feels relatable. To me it kind of gives that lonely stoner feeling you can get from listening to Kid Cudi. I just think it hits in the same way cause we all have those thoughts and get in that headspace sometimes.”

Listen to more from Khamari here.