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Darrell Kelley soars above the crowd with his latest single, “I’m So High”
ATLANTA, GA – As a productive pastor, author, entrepreneur and singer/songwriter, Darrell Kelley is, understandably, a master of multitasking. Kelley has released a new single called “I’m So High.” In his latest offering, the versatile Kelley serves up a smoking R&B/Soul track with a super chill vibe which could easily serve as the new anthem for the growing movement of marijuana acceptance.
Kelley wrote “I’m So High” in support of the individual’s right to use marijuana. For Kelley, it doesn’t seem fair, especially on job seekers and college students traveling across state lines, that marijuana use is legal in some states while considered a criminal offense in others. If smoking and medical use are legal in some states, why not legalize in the entire country, Kelley wonders. “As long as you understand that you have something to do when you’re done enjoying yourself, it’s OK to have fun. But you gotta know when the fun is over with so you can take care of your personal business,” Kelly said. “If you don’t focus on business, then you’re not gonna succeed.”
Kelley knows about business – the new song was introduced at Kelley’s soul food restaurant, Soul Delicious, in Morrow, GA. Changing things up from his previous Gospel sound, Kelley wanted to do R&B for his latest work because “R&B is about music. It’s about love and having fun. People misconstrue what fun, love and music are all about. It doesn’t matter if it’s Gospel, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop … what matters is if it’s clean and very nice, and you can relate to the music. But more importantly, relate to the artist.”
The release of “I’m So High” is accompanied by a music video which was shot in California after Kelley received a recommendation for Venice Beach. He flew out to the coast and shot the video over the weekend. Known as an Atlanta area Pastor, Kelley mentioned some confusion over one scene in the video. He is smoking an airplane because he is high, he affirmed, and not smoking a cross, as some have mistaken. God is first in his life and is everything to Darrell Kelley.
In his role as a religious leader, Kelley started a new religion in 2017 called UWGEAM (an acronym for God of the Universe, God of the World, God of all Gods, God of Everything, and God of Anything including Me). Kelley published and wrote “The Book of UWGEAM” which explains the principles of this religion. In addition to his work as a Pastor, Kelley has been a restaurant owner since 2013 when he opened Soul Delicious. He later opened Soul Delicious Latino in Miami, FL.
A prolific creator, Darrell Kelley has enjoyed chart successes and wide recognition. In addition to several singles, Kelley has released a number of albums and an EP. His debut R&B/Gospel EP, titled “Storm is Coming,” was released in 2018. In Early 2019, Kelley dropped his first full length album, “Unity.” Soon afterwards, he followed up with the album “Here Ends the Lesson” which seemed to signal a change of gears for the artist. His newest album, “Get Wild,” features “I’m So High” and a song called “Moonlight,” a haunting, melodic number which will likely be Kelley’s next single. He has no shortage of original material to draw from for the live tour he is putting together for the UK for early 2020.
Kelley’s biggest musical influence is Aretha Franklin, and he aspires to create the type of music which brings love to all. “I like music because it connects with people,” said Kelley. “At the end of the day, no matter how a person feels, music will always uplift you – if you’re depressed or lonely, if you’re sad or if you had a bad day at work. I love music because it makes you get away from what is happening around you. It will just uplift you and relax your mind.”
Darrell Kelley is a deeply appreciative man. He is grateful for life itself and for his fans who have supported him over the years. He enthusiastically expresses appreciation for his family, including Kevin, Gabby, Fred, Curtis, Laura, Dee Dee and others. Overall, he deeply appreciates the love.
To listen to Darrell Kelley’s music follow him on social media or view his videos, please visit:
“Believe in Something (Kneel)”
“Storm Is Coming”
Darrell Kelley’s Channel