"“Happy Without You” is the third single released by one of the smoothest voices in R&B Alt Pop right now. With the breaking artist’s perceptibly high levels of vocal talent, it really is no wonder why so many listeners are inclined to tune into his radio-ready beats." - Amelia Vandergast of A&R Factory
Acquiring over 4,000 fans and 6,000 Spotify streams across 29 countries in just one year with only 3 singles, the 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and overall aural enigma, Lýkoh, has taken the Alternative Pop/Contemporary R&B scene by storm. His catchy lyrical hooks and driving instrumentation will have you captivated in the realm of electronic drums and soulful synths.
In 2017, Lýkoh began to slowly build traction as a new up and coming solo artist in his hometown in Maryland, gaining substantial social media presence and releasing over a dozen videos to his YouTube channel in a span of 4 months. In 2018, Lýkoh released his debut single, “Where Do We Go from Here,” under the stage name Chima. The single reached 2,000+ streams within the first three days of its release and the music video to follow racked up another 4,000+ views in just one week. Since that debut release, two other singles were released under the stage name Chima; one of which being “Macie,” which went on to gain over 15,000 views on YouTube. In early 2019, the decision was made to re-brand and begin releasing music under the new artist name “Lýkoh” (Lee-ko).
In May of 2018, Lýkoh was announced as First Place – Grand Prize Winner in the 2018 Shenandoah Valley; Apple Blossom's Got Talent Competition in Winchester, VA. He made an appearance at the 2018 Apple Blossom Festival Grand Feature Parade, escorted by local car dealership and sponsor of the event, Car Credit Nation of Winchester, VA. Following this victory, Lýkoh auditioned for ABC’s American Idol. Although this journey was short lived, he did manage to successfully make it through the first two rounds in Richmond, VA.
Working with his local team of engineers and producers alongside industry producers out of Los Angeles and New York, Lýkoh will be releasing a plethora of new music throughout this year along with an EP. In the short time since his first official release in January 2018, Lýkoh hasn’t failed to gain well-deserved recognition for his overwhelmingly ethereal radio-ready sound. And it looks like this is only the beginning for the breaking artist.
- LÝKOH – HAPPY WITHOUT YOU: THE PRODIGAL SON OF SMOOTH R&B ALT POP RETURNS - A&R Factory
- Local Washington County singer Lýkoh gives back - Local WDVM News
- Hagerstown up-and-coming artist Lykoh performed at the program, which was attended by more than 100 people... - The Frederick News Post
- Themes of struggle and transformation, themes of musical exaltation. Local artist Lykoh combined them all, playing layered pop music... - Carroll County Times