Heavy Rotation: 10 Hot Summer Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Jul 28, 2018

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country to name a new favorite song and, this month, KOSU featured Oklahoma City R&B and soul duo Adam & Kizzie.

What does it feel like to fall in love? There are butterflies in your stomach, a nervous energy resonating throughout your body and an overwhelming feeling that your life won't be the same. Adam & Kizzie capture that amplified feeling of new love in "Breathless." The Oklahoma City R&B and soul duo first met in junior high, drifted apart, reconnected nearly a decade later and fell in love. They've been married and performing together for seven years now, adopting a DIY mindset to recording and performing. It's just the two of them on this song, making the most of vocal layers, a synthesizer, a little bit of piano and Adam's beatboxing on a loop for the back beat. It's invention born out of necessity and the song doesn't suffer from it at all. There's a undeniable good vibe in "Breathless," leaving behind a joyous feeling that's hard to shake. — Ryan LaCroix, KOSU

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Listen to new music from Adam & Kizzie, The Internet, DeVotchka, Now, Now and more at NPR.org.