A Modern Twist on the Classic Laurel Canyon Vibe. - Kids In America: Sad Songs (feat. ISHMAEL)
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posted 20 Dec 2021 by Krister Axel
Kids In America are ready to make serious waves in the new year with their debut album set for release through Rix Records / The Orchard.

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Kids In America is an indie pop band from Southern California fronted by Curtis Peoples and Paul Hammer. The plan for Kids In America is to continue collaborating with other artists in a way that 'invites everyone to let loose and let go.' With recent releases that feature the likes of Limón Limón and The Mowgli's this approach has brought them together with some of Southern California's top acts while connecting with indie music aficionados from around the world.

Latest single "Sad Songs" features a cameo from ISHMAEL, who lends his vocal presence and lyrical flow to a dynamic and eclectic mix of styles that covers pop, indie alternative, and traditional rock. The driving beat delivers a killer hook that mixes electric guitar with orchestral hits and a lyrical theme of introspection as we explore the aftermath of a difficult breakup. With an eccentric pop sound that makes their music perfect for fans of Oliver Tree, Kids In America is ready to make serious waves in the new year with their debut album set for release through Rix Records / The Orchard.

Now I don’t have any more tears
Threw out the key to my heart I felt arrested
Locked up but free at the same time
My mind keeps focusing on the past
When I see you I’m blind you shine

You’re in my brain
I can’t escape
The kind of pain that feels ok to get addicted
The warm embrace
Of twisted fate 
Watching as the whole world goes down down down

"Sad Songs" features Brooklyn hip hop artist ISHMAEL and lead guitar from Vic Fuentes of rock band Pierce The Veil.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist