Kai Tak – “Waste It” (feat. Chelsey Boy)


Touting a riveting, darkly industrial soundscape amidst a strongly melodic push, “Waste It” is a thorough success. The track is the first single from Kai Tak, the new collaborative solo project from Los Angeles-based musician Chris King (Cold Showers). Written with collaborator Chelsey Boy, “Waste It” entrances immediately with an ominous, industrial soundscape that whirs and murmurs. Aesthetically, the track’s production lovably reminiscent of Yves Tumor. The vocals impress throughout, and especially at moments like 01:36, where an emotively gripping escalation works cohesively within the soundscape. This project sounds like if Yves Tumor and Little Dragon collaborated on something dark and beautiful. This will certainly be a project I’ll be following.

The track’s video is below, with visuals by Paige Emery:

“Waste It” and other tracks featured this month can be found on the ‘Best of April 2020’ playlist on Soundcloud.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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