Both Katy Perry and Sam Smith call this guy the next big thing. And they might be right.

Some young songwriters yearn for the moment they’ll get signed. Others dream about playing a big show.

And then there’s Kevin Garrett, whose big break happened in a way beyond what most artists could ever dream of. His lush, haunting instrumentals and soulful croon so captivated Katy Perry and Sam Smith that both mega-stars took to Twitter to proclaim their love for his work. His path changed in 140 characters.

Perry has the single biggest following in the Twitterverse, and Garrett’s music is constantly compared to Smith’s.

Kevin Garrett may be crafting pop’s next aural fascination. And his EP Mellow Drama is only the beginning.

Via Mic