KIRA is joined by Nashville newcomer, Levi Hummon for the second iteration of “We Should Be Together”.
The song was already a powerful anthem but the addition of Hummon’s voice brings the track to life in a new way. The story of the chase and going in circles as lovers is powered by the back-and-forth between KIRA and Levi Hummon. Hummon’s contribution brings the story to the listener’s attention.
KIRA and Levi share a space in pop-country, with traditional influences. Kira’s cited Shania Twain as a major inspiration, while Levi’s came from his father, Marcus Hummon, who wrote for artists such as the Dixie Chicks and Rascal Flatts, along with some influence from the R&B sphere.
Hummon’s voice is a great complement to KIRA’s. I personally am no stranger to Levi Hummon. His voice first caught my attention a couple years ago when I first came across his single “Don’t Waste the Night“. His voice is soft and sweet, however sultry. Hummon isn’t only musically gifted; he began his career in the arts, studying painting in college. From there, he followed his gift for songwriting to Nashville where he studied music at Belmont University. He caught the attention of many, including Steven Tyler and Desmond Child. His debut self-titled EP was released in 2016, with his latest EP, Patient released in late 2018.
KIRA loved the song right when she first heard it. Levi Hummon’s addition to the song only made her love it more. “We Should Be Together” stands out front of the following tracks in Side B as the intense driver for the EP. It’s followed by emotional ballads and love songs. Since KIRA’s release of Little Girl, she’s established herself as an artist whose grown and learned from her experience.
KIRA’s full-length album Sides, a compilation of Side A and Side B, will be released March 15th and will feature “We Should Be Together” with Levi Hummon as one of the bonus tracks.