There's a time and a place for OMG-everything-sucks music--and if you ask us, it's not at the beginning of the year. While we may get gloomy by the end of January (New York winter will do that to you), we'd rather kick things off with a track that makes us smile.
Which might explain why we're currently obsessed with Kirby Kaiser's "Every Time." From the hazy opening notes onward, there's a sense of optimism that is practically infectious. If a song could be described as glowing, this one would be it--so it's no surprise to hear that the Chicago doo-wop musician was inspired by a budding romance when she wrote "Every Time." "[The song] speaks about how everything the person you're falling in love with does makes you happy. Every time they text you, call you, smile at you, kiss you, or touch you, you're bound to get a goofy smile on your face because they make everything better."
That sort of effusiveness came easy to the 20-year-old; it was written in about 10 hours ("I just remember being holed up in my room with my USB sound recorder and midi keyboard") and captures the '60s girl group sound that Kaiser describes as her main sonic inspiration. "I want to bring a fresh, dreamy aspect to the doo-wop music that inspired my own," she says.
While we wait for her full-length, tentatively titled Female Jungle
, to come out within the next six months, "Every Time" should tide us over. Listen to our exclusive premiere below!
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