EP REVIEW: Kyle Britton
Los Angeles artist Kyle Britton is the old school mysterious, raw voice that the music scene is missing, and I'm so glad I was introduced to this lad's music. Totally different from other music I've experienced in Los Angeles, and I love the beaver behind putting out such raw emotional and musical songs.
His song 'Riddle' is the particularly dark, daring song I'm most attracted to, and 'Villain' has a composition which leaves you in suspense all the time; very atmospheric and chilling, creating a unique listening experience for his audience. This song even makes the ambient use of the violin. I've never seen such creative instrumentation, making the song sound edgy yet keeping it to the folk genre he originates in, yet also rebelling against what classic folk demands.
However, as all folk has, Britton still shows us he's a lyrical genius. These beautiful rhymes with deep emotional life stories are always a blessing to listen to, to be able to enter somebody's life for those few minutes, and rarely do I connect with an artist's lyrics on this level.
The production, writing and performance itself has a special team of contributors from some of the best contemporary music hailing in Los Angeles right now, including including Kyle Crane on Drums (Daniel Lanois, Elle King) and renowned violist, Ginny Luke (Rihanna, Dave Matthews Band). So you can trust the music is beyond belief.
These singles compromise his EP 'Riddle' set to release June 10th. The silhouette artwork demonstrates the artistic nature behind this guy - I'd recommend clicking play. So rarely do you find dark folk, but dark in a mysterious way that won't make you miserable when you have a listen.