Welsh up and coming band Kidsmoke may be singing about feeling blue but it left me feeling more alive. “The Bluest You” is a teaser single from their forthcoming album which will drop this summer until then we can enjoy the catchy hooks and jangly guitars that are definitely not the blues.
The band tells us: “This song is a live favourite of ours. It is a fly on the wall look into a household where one person’s depression is affecting everyone else who lives
there. The song doesn’t address the feelings of the person suffering with depression, it is a sort of commentary from the viewpoint of the rest of the family.”
Initially inspired by Low/Heroes-era David Bowie, the track was intended to be an
instrumental – but after intense rehearsals and the addition of some Matt Berninger-
influenced lyrics, it morphed into something completely different and became the
track we hear today. I am glad they expanded it to more than it was initially intentioned to be.
Dialogue about mental health is something that we should be engaging in, and listening to, as we are doing with this edgy song from Kidsmoke. The song rocks gracefully with guitars that cut through the song like a hot knife through butter. Kidsmoke layer synths, strings, guitars and smooth vocals together and produce a very listenable song, I look forward to the album.
Stay safe and enjoy the music folks.
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