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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid

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edited July 12 in R&B & Alternatives
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Announces New Album The Kid, Shares New Song: Listen

“An Intention” is the first offering from the composer’s new record, out October 6


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has announced a new studio album. It’s called The Kid and it’s out October 6 via Western Vinyl. The LP is led by the new song “An Intention.” Take a listen below, and check out the album’s tracklist. Scroll down for Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s upcoming tour dates, which include a stop with Zola Jesus. The Kid is the proper follow-up to Smith’s 2016 album EARS. Last year, she also released a collaborative album with composer Suzanne Ciani, Sunergy.

The Kid:

01 I Am a Thought
02 An Intention
03 A Kid
04 In the World
05 I Am Consumed
06 In the World, But Not of the World
07 I Am Learning
08 To Follow and Lead
09 Until I Remember
10 Who I Am and Why I Am Where I Am
11 I Am Curious, I Care
12 I Will Make Room for You
13 To Feel Your Best

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith:

08-16 Stockholm, Sweden - Fasching
08-17 St-Malo, France - Le Fort Saint-Père
10-13 Miami, FL - III Points Music Festival
10-15 Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze Festival
10-17 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
10-19 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
10-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Venue ^
10-22 Seattle, WA - Barboza
10-26 Chicago, IL - Schubas
10-28 Montreal, Quebec - Bar Le Ritz PDB
11-01 Boston, MA - Cafe 939
11-02 Brooklyn, NY - Good Room
11-03 Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
11-04 Washington, DC - DC9
11-20 Berlin, Germany - Funkhaus
11-21 London, England - Scala
11-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg

^ with Zola Jesus

Revisit Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s “When I Try, I’m Full” music video, via Pitchfork.tv:



  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 10,058 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “An Intention”

    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s electronic music has often focused on her expert use of the Buchla 100 synthesizer, and not until last year’s EARS did her meditative singing become a focus. On “An Intention,” the first song released from Smith’s upcoming concept album The Kid, she further refines her vocals over unfurling electronic worlds.

    According to Smith, The Kid will evoke four stages of the human lifespan, from “birth to self-awareness to the forging of one’s individual identity to old age and death.” “An Intention” sounds like it explores a stage in life when emotion is more overwhelming, a time before one even knows how to categorize their feelings. Smith accomplishes this with a thicket of instrumentation that is constantly expanding—starting first with a simple, heart-like drumbeat that blooms as high-pitched Buchla swoops and buzzing static builds. Throughout this, Smith repeats “I” as if she’s willing herself into existence, until she finally exclaims, “I feel everything at the same time.” The line is delivered like a rush of wind, and it shows Smith’s growing vocal powers. Whereas before her voice floated on the surface of her songs, it’s upfront, even aggressive on “An Intention,” helping craft an intricate web of emotion.

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    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith releases new track ‘To Follow and Lead’ from The Kid
    BY MILES BOWE, AUG 16 2017


    Bright melodies and bouncy percussion from the modular synthesist’s new album.

    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has shared ‘To Follow and Lead’, a bubbly new single from her upcoming album The Kid.

    Smith’s new album finds her charting life from birth to death. While first single ‘An Intention’ captured childhood with a primordial murkiness, this new one comes off like an energetic teen with bright synths and playful percussion.

    The Kid is out October 6 via Western Vinyl. Pre-order it here and watch Smith show off her modular orchestra below.

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