Kid Again – “Unwinding”


Building with climactic intrigue, from piano-laden balladry to expansive pop theatrics, “Unwinding” is a new track from Kid Again. Featuring Ryan Richter, the track excels in its tonal range and impactful instrumentation — which includes Delara Hashemi, the principal flutist in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The single is a tour-de-force from Kid Again, who is presently based out of Oklahoma City, and also often works in Los Angeles. “My new music is about connecting with my inner child — writing and producing songs that come from a judgment-free, ceaselessly curious, and collaborative aspect,” Kid Again says.

Burgeoning orchestral components and a warming piano pulse craft a riveting opening sequence, full of chamber-pop intrigue. The vocals emerge with a soft yet emotive enthrallment, reminiscent of Sufjan Stevens in their delicate power. Frolicking acoustics complement a plea for help, exuding a harmoniously gripping sound that makes for a lovely expansive shift at mid-point. There, blaring grandiosity and glistening whimsy converge gorgeously — and then seamlessly moving back into a folk-forward introspection. “Unwinding” is a riveting, dynamic showcase in quality songwriting from Kid Again.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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