Pot & Kettle are storytellers first and musicians second, aiming to immerse listeners into a world they’ve never known or one they are all too familiar. Their lyrics expose the rawest of human emotion using intense imagery and popular turns of phrase. No topic is off limits and no one is safe. Gritty, soulful vocals sing topics of rescue, abandonment, courage, fear, depression, heart break, addiction, love and loneliness. Written from personal experiences, Pot & Kettle create music to come alongside listeners in whatever moment of life they exist. They get their first single “Reckless” out in a different way. A book which features the single. The book is called Dark Paradise, written by best-selling author Randi Cooley Wilson. This is one good way to get heard and be a part of another project at the same time. And when you have a best-selling author behind it, you have a positive way to co-exist and go the distance. But this track isn’t the most uplifting song to do it with, so maybe I should’ve read the book first. It’s not that I didn’t like it, I just expected something less mellow. But even though that is the case, I went back and found the beauty in this cut to be its darker side.
It relies on the mood, and lets it do the talking without the words mattering, and her vocals are raw and gutsy where needed. It’s just the right push and pull to keep you relaxed. No disappointment when it came down to it, just not everything I expected from the title. It’s all about forgiving and carrying on, not letting it all drag a relationship down. I’m sure there are darker undertones to it, because it’s not completely negative.
But this band seem to have a zen about them, and moods are a part of the ace production they’re putting over. This is a very cohesive outfit with a precision recording. Once you’ve heard it a few times you’ll see why being willing to search through the wreckage to put pieces back together is the message. And that “scars are beautiful if you’re willing to bury the hatchet” and bad memories heal. She wants to be rescued from all of this, because it has her “Reckless” in the mind, body, heart and soul. If addiction and depression plague your life then it’s best to let go of your demons and let the rest sort itself out. But I’m only describing some of it, as any song it can leave much to the imagination as well. It’s all up to the listener and that’s also some of the beauty of it.
It’s as much about memories as it is music, as she invites everyone down to the river to lay the truth down before her. This draws you in for days, or it doesn’t. Electro-pop is not for everyone, but aimed at the right audience this is a fabulous number. Getting told you’re “irreplaceable” can have different consequences, and she’s carrying on about that with all she has-to get the point across. The soul comes through in that alone, but it’s double-backed by a slinky melody that holds it together like glue. Feel the pain and the joy collide for an above satisfactory ride.