STORY OF SONG
“GLOWED UP” is the ninth track from Haiti-Canadian producer and songwriter KAYTRANADA’s 2016 album “99.9%”. The track also features American rapper Anderson .Paak, who co-wrote the song with KAYTRANADA.
“GLOWED UP” is an electronic/R&B song about a transformation of an individual from bad to good – which is what the term “glowed up” means. Anderson .Paak sings all the verses in the track, detailing how he has improved as an individual over time.
The music video for “GLOWED UP” was released on the 7th April 2016 via KAYTRANADA’s YouTube channel. It features KAYTRANADA asleep on a bed as he navigates a dream a world of smoke and a dancefloor, mixed in with shots of water and Anderson .Paak singing to a camera. As of late June 2020, the video has 10.7 million views.
Release Date: 8th April 2016
Songwriter/s: Kevin Celestin (KAYTRANADA) & Brandon Paak Anderson
Label/s: XL Recordings & HW&W
Music Video Release Date: 7th April 2016
Music Video Director: Bo Mirosseni
Chart Rankings: “GLOWED UP” hit the peak position of #3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, securing a place in the charts for 2 months.
The lyrics to “GLOWED UP” can be viewed here: LINK