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SUGA THE ALBUM

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With a falsetto that’s undeniably recognizable, R&B crooner Kyle Dion has been carving out a lane for himself over the last few years, harnessing a sound that is equal parts retro and modern, all leading up to the release of his debut, full-length album SUGA. Lush production takes center stage on the project but serves as the perfect complement to Dion's airy vocals and sophisticated sonic range. The funk-infused album takes listeners on a journey of self-discovery, love and timeless nostalgia all through the eyes of Dion's alter ego, Suga, as he grapples with fame and battles his inner demons.

 

The fully independent artist possesses a soul from another era and creates a sound refreshing to any generation. Dion’s transition from SoundCloud to stage was effortless, proving out on stages across the country on tour with the likes of Ella Mai, PartyNextDoor, BJ The Chicago Kid and Khalid. He has previously collaborated with Kehlani, PartyNextDoor, Ravyn Lenae, H.E.R., Khalid, BJ TheChicago Kid, Austin Mahone, and more. Dion’s timelessness showcases his dazzling falsetto.

 
 

SUGA :: THE ALBUM :: BY KYLE DION

Executive Produced by :: Mars Today

Mixed by :: Jeff Jackson / Assistant: Gabriel Labrador(Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

Mixed by :: Jorge Gutierrez (Tracks 3, 6, 7) 

Mastered by :: John Greenham

1. ON FIRE

Produced by Mars Today & Joel Van Dijk 

Bass by Joseph Gonzales

Drums by Roger Benford

Trumpet by Rafa Postel

Trombone by Adam Theis

Sax by Daniel Casares 

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Bijou Choder

2. HANDS TO YOURSELF 

Produced by Mars Today, LosHendrix, & Krs.

Additional bass by Drew Banga

Keys by Chris McClenney 

Percussion by Pedro Gomez

Additional vocals by Amen 

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Bijou Choder

3. SPEND IT 

Produced by ROMderful & Mars Today 

Additional Guitars by Joel Van Dijk & Blake Straus

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Bijou Choder, 

4. NOT ALL THE WAY 

Produced by Mars Today, Blake Straus, & Drew Banga, & M-Phazes

Keys by Chris McClenney

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Bijou Choder, & Phabo

5. CHERRY BLOSSOM 

Produced by Mars Today, Blake Straus, & Drew Banga 

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Bijou Choder

6. BROWN

Produced by Nick Pacoli & Mars Today

Guitars by Joel Van Dijk 

Additional Bass by Drew Banga 

Written by Kyle Dion

7. FLY LITTLE BIRD

Produced by Oris, Joel Van Dijk, & Mars Today

Outro music by Danny Dwyer & Bijou Choder

Written by Kyle Dion

8. GLASS HOUSE

Produced by Mars Today, J.Robb, & quickly, quickly

Guitar by Joel Van Dijk

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Bijou Choder 

9. 69 CAMERO 

Produced by Mars Today Joel Van Dijk, & M-Phazes

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Bijou Choder

10. TEACH ME

Produced by Shane Eli Abrahams, Jonathan Pakfar & Mars Today 

Additional Guitars by Joel Van Dijk

Written by Kyle Dion, Shane Eli Abrahams
Jonathan Pakfar, Willie Peters, Bijou Choder,  & Mars Today 

11. NO STRINGS

Produced by Mars Today & Krs. 

Bass by Bob Menacho

Guitars by Nate Mercereau

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Phabo

12. WHITE

Produced by Chris Keys & Mars Today

Guitar by Nate Mercereau 

Outro Guitar by Blake Straus 

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Phabo

13. SOME THINGS WE CAN’T DO 

Produced by Mars Today, Danny Dwyer, & Nick Pacoli

Guitars and Additional Bass by Nate Mercereau

Trumpet by Rafa Postel

Trombone by Adam Theis

Sax & Flute by Daniel Casares 

Written by Kyle Dion, Mars Today, & Danny Dwyer

ALBUM COVER CREDITS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

NICK DA GRAÇA

ART DIRECTION/CONCEPT

DIA J SMITH

PHOTOGRAPHER

JACK MCKAIN

MAKE-UP

KRISTINA O’MALLEY

STYLST

JESSICA OLIVER

JACKET DESIGNER

RIZA CLAVE

SPECIAL FX

DYAN JONG