Alternative duo K.I.D has released new music today with “Taker.” The garage pop inspired track, laced with Bobby’s sharp lyrics, finds frontwoman Kara hissing a rebuttal of “taker taker taker” to a cruel lover who takes and takes but has yet to give.
“Taker,” which was produced by Mike Crossey of The 1975, Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys and Foals infamy, premiered today on Vice’s Noisey via the official lyric video; watch here. Based on photographs by Nadia Lee Cohen the video features pulsating, technicolor plastic bags set in a suburban palette of socks with sandals and strip mall parking lots.
K.I.D shares that when it came to “Taker”, “…We wanted to keep the spirit of our garage-band-melancholy-suburbia sound intact but at the same time we really wanted to make a pop record. “Taker” was maybe the funnest song to record, it’s about a tumultuous relationship with a drug-hogging prostitute and is a sonic embodiment of teenage rage.”
Earlier this fall K.I.D released their track “Errors” on Fader, followed by the release of the official “Errors” video, also directed by Nadia Lee Cohen, which premiered on NME. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/ErrorsVideo
Not surprisingly, on November 29th, K.I.D was named as one of Vevo dscvr’s Ones to Watch bands of 2017. As a part of the program, the band will be releasing a live performance video and exclusive interview in mid-December. Additionally, to commemorate the 2017 list, Vevo for the first time released a physical and electronic magazine featuring interviews and imagery with K.I.D featured front and center. See more here: http://vevo.tumblr.com/kid
K.I.D is comprised of Bobby and Kara, who met as teenagers buying cigarettes from the only clerk in the neighborhood who never asked for proof of age. Hailing from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, which they call “Misery-Saga,” they have spent the majority of their lives as best friends and have been writing and performing their self-deprecating songs together for years.