Florida Musician, Kicklighter, takes listeners through a journey of his idiosyncratic inner space throughout his latest full-length release, ‘Paper Planes Vol. 1’. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “Too Much, Too Soon”, Kicklighter begins by introducing listeners to his peculiar instrumental trajectory that leads into a showcase of his smoky and seasoned vocals that add to the mystery within his artistic persona. The second track, “Howard Jones”, begins with the instrumental feel of a 1970’s Soft Rock jam as Kicklighter lyrically walks listeners through an experience in the past that has stuck to his memory as he commemorates the British Singer. “A Week of Rain” is the third track that creates the impression that you’re listening to a early release from Sting as lyrics that speak of slowing down and enjoying the moments of our lives which lighten the energy of the listener. The fourth track, “Bittersweet”, slows it down and begins with an acoustic guitar strumming into our hearts as Kicklighter speaks of the fleeting memories that come within the ceaseless vitality of youth and the buoyant optimism that comes with naivety.
“Four-Leaf Clover” is the fifth track that carries an orchestral instrumental feeling as elements of Jazz influence a peaceful aura as Kicklighter lyrically builds castles in the sky when it comes to the love of his life. The sixth track, “The Dark Side of the Moon”, is an emotive and pure release of Kicklighter’s inner thoughts when it comes to sharing his life with an individual who has seen both his light and his dark yet has stuck right with him through it all. “Do It Again” is the seventh track that is lyrically full of hope as Kicklighter speaks of reigniting creativity within himself over years of facing his fears and shedding tears to reach a place of confidence once again. The eighth track,“A Friend of Mine”, is a beautiful escape into a realm highlighting Kicklighter’s inclination to help an individual whose presence has served to further align him with himself. “They Don’t Write That Kind of Song Anymore” is full of warm and spirited restoration as Kicklighter speaks of the technical influences that are overshadowing the soul within music of our modern-day. Closing out with “It’s Over”, Kicklighter sets sail into the sweet art of observation as he lyrically gradually invests into his new perception on life and his music.
Kicklighter is a smooth and passionate musician who finds the fuel to create through sharing his life with his family and loved ones. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Tears for Fears, Sting and Seal, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Kicklighter on Soundcloud.
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