“Another music post, when will she stop?” No time soon I’m afraid to admit– not really though.
I first heard Kid Bloom last summer when I was in New York. I think I was surfing the related artists tabs of some low-key bands on Spotify when I came across this one.
Not sure if it was their title, Kid Bloom, or the fact that the cover photo of their album, A Different State of Mind, had a pair of glittery red skates that made me feel young at heart, but I became hooked to a few of their tracks that to this day have been made stationary to my playlist–a royalty I’ve only given to a few bands.
The story isn’t that long of how I became a fan, and honestly I’ve dragged it out too far at this point.
Where to begin? For one, I’m attracted to their sound for many reasons past the red skates. Their music is carried by the homogeneity of an 80s-like-tune that is fluid throughout the album as if each song was meant to be tied-at-the-hip with the next to avoid disturbing the cadence. The energy is contagious.
My Favorite Tracks Include:
Electric U– probably my proudest find in my music scavenger hunt career, is that a thing? probably not.
I Kissed a Girl, and She Kissed Me– really good bop if you ask me, just enough vocal with plenty of range for a dance party hit.
Hazy Miss Daisy– nothing screams ‘driving nowhere for no reason but to finish out a song’ like this one.
More Than Meets The Eye– unashamed of the amount of times bystander drivers have witnessed me dancing in my car to this one.
Parents House– newest release. I predict this will be my song of summer 2018. I know the race is starting early, but I’ve got a good feeling about this one.
Give them a chance, listen to some of the songs I mentioned or venture out and press shuffle! go crazy!
Here’s to summer music and feeling like I should go for the red skates.
Thanks for reading,