The year is 2020. We are all quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic. Music creators everywhere, I included, sift through the plethora of synths at our disposal.
Losing by Little Kid is sent my way. Taken from the upcoming album, Transfiguration Highway, out 3rd July on Solitaire Recordings, the song is organic, pure, and sounds like it has seldom encountered a computer in its life.
The central ingredient for this marvellous piece of work is excellent songwriting. Strip everything back you’ll find Kenny Boothby is a poet of culture. That said when decorated with the musicianship of Megan Lunn, Paul Vroom, Liam Cole, and Brodie Germain you have an irresistible concoction that oozes chemistry.
Losing is laid-back stoner folk with a firm nod to the ’60s and ’70s. It is somehow comforting, warm, and familiar like a handshake from an old friend. Think The Band, think Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Perhaps it is the lockdown, the yearning to be in a room and watch a band, but this track strikes a significant chord.
Losing is a retrospective song in production and style. It follows a proven formula, and it doesn’t reinvent the wheel. But by doing so, it is ironically innovative and refreshing in today’s climate. Little Kid is set to become pioneers of a revival with this alluring, piano-driven folk masterclass.