Clinton Kane: Joining Forces with Martin Garixx for a Breakout Year in Music

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Clinton was born in Norway on November 26, 1998. His family initially moved to the U.K. before relocating to Australia. Living around the world, he taught himself how to play the guitar, piano, and drums. Clinton first came online via YouTube in 2016. In an uploaded video, the young creative sat in a room playing an acoustic version of James Arthur. He started seeing a huge amount of views come in from his YouTube channel. It would seem that listeners and watchers of his videos appreciated the raw consistent talent that Clinton showed. Clinton released musical covers of artists like Ed Sheeran, Khalid, The Chainsmokers, and more.

In 2018, Kane quit medical school and went to Greece. In the time period of being there, he uploaded 20 musical tracks that emotionally expressed his thoughts. The popularity of his videos on YouTube prompted Columbia Records to scout and sign the young creative. In April 2019, Clinton released his EP, this is what it feels like. The tracks became a figure collection of music that listeners gravitated to. Each song is accompanied by a stripped down video of Kane performing in his room. Since the release of his EP, the artist has continued to release a steady amount of covers. Clinton’s covers of Drake’s “Summer Games” and Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind” brought a steady flow of listener streams on YouTube.


“So I Don’t Let Me Down” was a standalone track released after the EP. The acoustic song expresses how the artist deals with situations that create unpleasant emotions. Martin Garrix collaborated with Clinton to produce the song “Drown.” The track garnered million of streams on multiple music streaming platforms. “Drown” blends the styles of both artists together and created a synergy that fans of the EDM genre grew to love.

Another popular track titled “Fix It To Break It” is an emotive ballad where Kane wears his emotions on his sleeve. In May, Clinton released the single “I don’t want to watch the world end with someone else.” He used the current times of the pandemic to write this song. It offers a little bit of happiness through navigating the current state the world is in. Clinton Kane has amassed over 21 million views on YouTube showcasing his vocal range and passion for music on the platform. His motto reflects on being authentic and upfront about emotions. Whether you are shouting your feelings to the entire world or dealing with them privately, Clinton Kane’s raw music provides an outlet for people to bond over and to help them cope with the ups and downs of life.

Written by: Carlton Rolle

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