This June It Gleams the latest album by Kid Static dropped. Last October, PaisleyPerspective interviewed KS and learned about plans for this new project. We were provided a hint of what was to come but remained mum until it went public. Now it’s here. We’ve given it a listen and decided to share our favorite five tracks. You can purchase It Gleams from iTunes or go to http://kidstatic.com to find out how to get your hands on the CD.
From the minute I popped my autographed CD into my car player (call me old school) I knew that I was in for a treat and I was not disappointed. Track one Moonlight had me bobbing my head to the beats that are categorized as rap but have a more eclectic feel. A unique remix of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata with electric keyboard accompanied by bass and drums reverberate the rich sound of the original. Moonlight pulls you into what will be a journey for ears, body, and feet. Check out the video below.
Track three Orange Crush like one of its background repeat lines is fun. This song will have you up and on the dance floor. Even though closer to the rap sound this track has deep bass and synthesizer sounds that give you a nostalgic feel. Just like orange crush soda you want to have another…listen or two. I can see this track being expanded into a long dance mix.
Track Five Breaking Down breaks away from the earlier tracks and takes you down a rockier path so to speak. With a clear rock inspired sound this song will have you up and fist pumping. From the drum intro we clearly know Kid Static is definitely not stuck to only one genre of music.
Track Eight Boxing Day a title that may make you think of the day following Christmas or a drag out argument between boyfriend and girlfriend. This track has a rap beat with the lyrical intelligence that Kid Static is known for putting in his music. Though the lyrics are rap based the background sounds are woven with an undercurrent of violin.
Track Eleven Keep In Touch has a clear hip hop sound with a blend of R&B beats this is a nice end to the journey through a album identified as rap but containing a mix of genres. Like track three this song will have you dancing. You might as well keep this CD on repeat because you will want to listen again….a few more times.