KINZIE is an alternative indie rock band from Alabama.
They released their first EP in 2016. Since then, things have changed. This is a band that, like many bands, has a lot of energy on stage but has trouble capturing that same electric magic in a studio. That happens to many performers. Bruce Springsteen being one of the most iconic.
Part of the reason for this disconnect between the stage and the studio is the way a lot of music is recorded…In fragmented pieces. Most bands don’t just go into a studio and play “live”. Often times music is recorded in layers. Guitars and vocals may be tracked. Then a drummer may lay down his tracks later. Then the bass and backing vocals may be recorded. KinZie took that into consideration for this latest project, as it relates to the previous album.
“The biggest change is being able to record all at once which makes for a more honest recording in our opinions. Sonically, it’s nice to capture some wild tones in a real studio environment instead of our previous DIY approach. I think the big takeaway is to let people know their feelings matter.”.
It’s not just the technical process that makes this album a much more advanced album than the first. It is also due to the content.
This new album is full of “meat and potatoes”. It deals with serious issues and emotions like exploring the struggles of anxiety, anger, grief and apathy, and how all these emotions interact with each other and exist in unison. This is the title track from their album.
It was just released last month and it is available for download now.
Listen to this song and others in the SOUND KHARMA “Song Spotlight” podcast (episode 48).