Kidnap Kid – Brokenhearted EP
Brokenhearted: Overwhelmed by grief or disappointment.
When words fail, music has the ability to depict the deepest of human emotions and once again Kidnap Kid uses his signature emotive and sophisticated production to do just that. He returns to Birds That Fly, the label he founded less than a year ago with ‘Brokenhearted’ an EP containing two original tracks.
“Brokenhearted is a reaction to the immense sadness in the world. My way of processing endless tragedy and distant despair. Mist, on the other hand, is a more hopeful response; a faraway light at the end of the tunnel” Kidnap Kid
Musicians have been making music about love and heartbreak for hundreds of years and Kidnap Kid’s statement on the eternally relevant topic starts with ‘Broken Hearted’, a track that taps into the memory vaults. Next up is ‘Mist’ whose simple melody is layered over intricate sounds to create an immensely absorbing track. Pulling away from his peers, Kidnap Kid undoubtedly has carved his own distinct sound and with his latest EP he is cementing his status as an artist that is continually growing and evolving.
The start of 2016 saw Kidnap Kid launch his Birds That Fly imprint as a platform for his own music as well as a means to support like minded producers, such as Applebottom and Amtrac, both releasing on the label with great success. The label’s debut release was from Kidnap Kid himself and ‘Moments’ was met with such high acclaim it collectively reached 10 million streams, 1.3 million of those coming from Spotify and subsequently made the Spotify chart in over 10 countries. It was championed by several Radio 1 DJs and was the closing record for many, including Maceo Plex who closed his set at CRSSD festival with the track.
This November sees Kidnap Kid undergo his Birds That Fly Records USA Tour alongside Amtrac and also headline a gig with Tim Green at The Mangle in London.
Birds That Fly USA Tour 2016 dates. Featuring Kidnap Kid and Amtrac
Nov 9th Brooklyn – Output
Nov 10th Sacramento – Badlands
Nov 11th San Fransisco – Audio
Nov 12th Austin – Ethics Music Lounge
Nov 17th Orlando – The Funktion
Nov 18th Reno – Cargo
Nov 19th Santa Barbara – Eos Lounge