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Black Kite Returns Darker & More Focused on New Single

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It’s been a minute since we heard new music from Texas’ Black Kite. At times elusive, the producer has made appearances in several immersive theater pieces but really only performed traditionally once last year. One of the more intriguing singer songwriters we’ve come across, her new single “Nothing Happened” is powerfully dark and emotionally haunting.

The song has the haunting effects that the producer’s music has always contained. While the initial vocals utilize a tone that’s closest to PJ Harvey, the in and out passes of vocals are their own thing. When she opens up her voice has soft notes and a tender openness. When she stays terse in the verse, there’s a gut wrenching honesty that’s hard to walk away from. The synths here are dark while never being too slow while the swaths of vocals create their own rhythm. The melodic notes that play underneath reveal a masterful approach that we wish we could hear more of.

“Nothing Happened” is available to purchase digitally from all online music retailers and it can be streamed on all streaming platforms. There are no live dates scheduled for Black Kite for now, though following them on Instagram will keep you updated.

Image Credits: Photo by Jeromy Barber.

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David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.

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