Kyle is always super fooled: Back in 2020 when Kyle (formerly known as SuperDuperKyle and KiD but born Kyle Thomas Harvey) released his See you when I’m famous album, it sounded like a self-fulfilling prophecy. A little arrogant in every way. Two years later, and things are going about as expected for the artist who sells platinum. He just released the single “Perfect” and his new album, It’s not so bad, falls on January 28. Just look at these headlines to see that positivity reigns with Kyle right now.
The artist from Ventura says that the sound of the new album has evolved tremendously since it, mainly because he only knows how to create according to what interests him now.
“I’m like a kid where my interests will change from one genre to another, from one tone of voice to another,” he told us over the phone. “At See you when I’m famous I was talking about Ventura, my hometown, and it was very influenced by surf rock. But on It’s not so bad, I got really passionate about R&B and house, and the British garage started to influence me. The sound has therefore become really more mature. He feels sexier and more relationship oriented. I realized that I wanted to talk about things that I’m educated about, and I happen to have been in love for a very long time, so I know those topics, rather than going so far as to rap about things that I don’t. have no idea. “
The current confinement has naturally had an impact on the recording and release of this next album. Initially, Kyle says the whole story came from the fact that he was locked in the house and only had negative things to focus on. At first, he said, he was going to make a lo-fi album which was very sad. But then his state of mind changed.
“I have a bunch of songs like that,” he says. “Wanting to connect with people in a real way and having that taken away from me confronted me with a lot of work that I have to do on myself to come to the conclusion that life is not. not that bad and there’s a bunch of things to be thankful for and happy for. I was depressed when trying to connect with people over the phone, and my phone didn’t really like me at all. That’s not true. All Instagram and social media do is give you that false dopamine feeling, but that’s not real life. When I lost that connection with my fans, I had to rediscover for myself why life isn’t so bad, what to be happy about and how to deal with things when I’m alone. That’s what a lot of the album is about. So yeah, the pandemic fully helped him. While working on those sad songs, I had to go to Miami a bit and realize that I wanted to dance and make uptempo music. It’s like a long therapy session. Every album is with me.
On this theme, the new single is “Perfect”, a song that Kyle describes as self-help music.
“I try to say nice things to myself and I do it to this house music,” he says. “The studio session where I did ‘Perfect’ was inspired by trying to find a phrase that people could say to themselves or other people that made them feel better about themselves. I feel like so much music these days, even if you repeat the hook, is pretty messed up negative shit. I wanted to find a phrase that just adds a bit of positivity to someone’s ethics when they say it. ‘Perfect’ turned out to be this record. It’s like a great, body-positive, self-help club song. The people at the club don’t secretly know that we are doing therapy with them.
As of this writing, we are still in the process of coming to terms with Drakeo the Ruler’s death. Kyle was a fan.
“It’s really sad,” Kyle said. “I’m sorry that a life was cut short so young, with so many promises before his career. Not just for him, but for his family and the people who depend on him. I feel like festivals and places, when you host artists who maybe are busy with things you should take extra care to make sure everyone is safe.
Looking ahead, 2022 should be another big year for Kyle. It also takes a step ahead of the tech game by releasing the new album as S-NFT.
“Basically, in simple human terms, my fans or anyone else has the opportunity to be part of the ownership of this music with me,” Kyle said. “So I’m selling 50% ownership of this album on the open market. You have the option of purchasing a part of the album. If the album explodes into a platinum record and has all this success, your investment is now making you money. It’s like you can invest your money in someone you believe in. You put the ball in his court. These are the people who buy the music, and now they can promote the music for you because they are invested in it. We do this together. Why not share the royalties with people who love me and see what we can do together? I really think this is the future of the music industry.
Beyond It’s not so bad, Kyle has a lot more planned for next year.
“I have several albums planned,” he says. “Now that I’m independent, I feel inspired to move to the beat that I want and I want to give my fans as much music as possible. There is an upcoming short film for It’s not so bad that I’m excited. So expect more movies, albums, and an entire tour. I’m working on getting a six pack as well, so we’re going to achieve that as well. “
Good for you, sir.
Kyle is always super fooled: The single “Perfect” is now available. the It’s not so bad the album was released in January.