This one is for the ‘Girls’: Kidä’s latest will get you through
Coming straight out of Los Angeles, the multitalented KIDA has drooped an oozing hot track called ‘Girls’. With RnB at its heart, ‘Girls’ is a riveting display of heartbreak, passion and melancholy.
Relatively new to the industry as a soloist, Kidä has spent her time really earning her stripes. She has previously worked as a backing vocalist for both Pharrell and Carly Simon. But her sound was always going to push further than that. Well and truly beginning to make it on her own, she recently graduated the Redbull Music Academy. It is all of this knowhow behind her that has really enlightened her mature and calibrated approach to music.
This track is an extraordinary headphones listen. The bass bursts in a way that is so interesting, and so difficult to execute as well as it has been for this song. Percussion is not simply the foundation of this track, but the very reason it works so well.
There is a balance of apathy and passion that is portrayed through the vocals. Truth be told, Kidä sounds absolutely fed up – and it is wonderful! The lyrics sting, and they are told so poignantly and melodiously sang that nothing is left unclear to the listener.”Maybe I’m jealous? Or maybe I’m insecure?” Kidä‘s words speak the minds of so many who engage with her sound.
In and throughout the consistently crystalline vocals, there are small but ravenous moments when Kidä‘s voice jolts into a reggae wave. For as simple and as gentle as ‘Girls’ is, it is not a song to be underestimated.
Words by ABBEY LENTON