Watch: Kabir's 'Got Me Hooked,' single drops May 18 [VIDEO]
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A global following awaits the release of Kabir's debut single, "Got Me Hooked," on May 18. Sexy teasers display the suave style of the singer and model, and the hypnotic rhythms of the record written and produced by Damen Heyward and Juan "Majik" Peters. Kabir's passion for music led him to quit his position as a financial analyst in New York City and pursue his entertainment career full-time. His mission is to "challenge perceptions about how an Asian-American Sikh artist can look and sound," according to a recent write-up in Hype Magazine. "Got Me Hooked" achieves this through a curious interpolation of sounds, reflecting his varying influences even on a pop track. 

Kabir has a rich musical heritage that includes the Partap Brothers-- veterans of traditional spiritual music and ambassadors of the Sikh community. He also resides in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, which has birthed artists from Biggie Smalls to Lena Horne. Classic and contemporary American songs shaped Kabir's sound along with traditional Indian music, and the result is one-of-a-kind. Watch the first teaser for "Got Me Hooked" in the video above, and download the single on May 18 on iTunes and other digital outlets. Keep up with all things Kabir on Facebook and Instagram.