Following the release of their acclaimed debut album, Swiss duo From Kid break onto the NewSickMusic pages with their enticing track “New Gods.” Serving as the first single off of their sophomore LP ‘Favourite Storm’, “New Gods” starts off with a warm, inviting vocal melody, instilling the innate sense of endearing intimacy that is laced throughout From Kid’s previous offerings. The track is restrained yet gripping. An unassuming guitar bounces gently throughout, working in harmony with the coy keyboard and atmospheric synths, painting a vast landscape to match the wondrous nature in which it was recorded. It’s no surprise that the relationship between human and nature marks a key element in the new From Kid, which might also explain the opening lyric “Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.” Speaking about the track the band have said “In the song it is mother earth speaking to the human race, expressing its displeasure and showing power.”
‘New Gods’ is the perfect introduction to From Kid’s forthcoming album and is a sincere piece of music that showcases Andrin Berchtold’s inherent talent for writing charming songs that bring to mind the meandering, brooding character of Wild Beasts. With the album out later this year we cannot wait to see where the duo’s beguiling journey takes them in 2017.
Listen to “New Gods” above and be sure to follow From Kid on SoundCloud to stay up on all future releases.