The artist drops his new pop banger “Magic” just in time for the weekend.
Returning with another punchy pop banger just in time for the weekend is rising UK-hailed star KiD RAiN with “Magic”. Drenched in disco-pop rhythms and funk-fulled bass lines, the singer effortlessly rides the eccentric production with his honeyed falsetto vocals. Detailing how easy it is to fall under someone’s spell, the artist showcases his personality throughout the single, while wearing his heart on his sleeve.
“If you feel like you need a song to sing in the shower when you’re crying but also dancing, then this is your song.” the artist revealed. “You’re welcome. I didn’t want to come back with new music until I was beyond sure that it was the best that I could give. This is the best that I can give. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do!”
Already making a name for himself with his TikTok smash hit “Accidentally in Love”, the artist continues to make waves in the industry, raking up millions of streams and followers. With a tour on the way, we caught up with artist virtually talking all things music.
Check out the interview below now…
Heya! How are you? How has this past year been?
Hey I’m doing amazing thank you for asking! The last year has been absolutely mental to be honest, especially if I look back 12 months ago today and compare it to now. A lot of hard work, a lot of lessons, a lot of music and lots of dirty takeaways.
With everything that happened that last year, was your creativity affected?
During the lockdowns my creativity for writing/producing definitely took a hit, you’d think with all that time it would be a songwriters dream come true, but after a few months of doing the same thing again and again and again it became too much of a good thing….. luckily I buried myself into making stupid videos on TikTok and introduced lots of new people to my music!
How did you first get into music, what caught your interest?
I played all sorts of instruments growing up. I started to learn the cornet when I was 6, the guitar at 9, then taught myself the piano as a teenager! I first remember being really passionate about music playing in a rock band at school, that grew into songwriting and production and here we are!
You’ve kinda exploded onto the scene, with your single “Accidentally in Love”, have you felt a pressure so far to maintain the success?
Honestly, yes! It was amazing to have a song connect with millions of people like Accidentally in Love did. I hope some of those people come along for the ride, as there’s loads of new music to come!
Now you’re back with new single “Magic”, talk us through the production process?
The song started with a voice note in the back of a taxi on the way to the studio, which you can hear in this TikTok here By the time I got to the studio I already had the topline for the chorus in my head and put it over an electric piano sound! I loved the 80s vibe the electric piano gave the song so me and Mitch Jones spent months perfecting 80s influenced sounds which makes this song stand out from anything I’ve ever done. We were so inspired by the way the track was sounding that we called our friend Chris Dagger who is an unbelievable bass player to come in and slapppppeerr some bass on it, which sounded amazing. Oh and we can’t forget THAT KEYBOARD SOLO!!! My face literally melted when we recorded that. This is the first time that I’ve shared the production/writing process with someone else and it’s been a blast.
It’s very much a pop single, is this genre something you’d like to progress in?
Pop is my favourite genre, it always has been. It’s not something I sit down and try to write, but every time I write anything, it comes out pop haha. So why fight it?
What do you want people to take away from your music?
What you see is what you get, its fun, honest (sometimes too honest) and 100% true to me and what I want to create. So if you like it, then great! If not, then also great.
And now you’re also set to do your debut London show this November, what can we expect?
Words cannot describe how excited I am to play these songs live for the first time and to finally meet all the lovely people who have been supporting me and my music. I’m going to make sure it’s a show to remember. Also prepare for a lot of jumping, new merch and silly shenanigans.
Who would you cite as your inspirations?
I guess my first inspiration was All Time Low and Busted. I loved their melodies (before I knew what the word melody meant) and how much fun they seemed to have making music. I’ve tried to bring that level of energy to my music! I failed at holding back the tears when I met Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) but #noregrets. My early teenage years were pretty much taken up by Owl City and The 1975, watching every studio video/breakdown of songs and mixes, learning anything I could. I think you can hear that in my songs (Matty Healy please don’t sue me). Finally, I may as well have a shrine to Ryan Tedder in my house with the amount he has influenced me over the years, especially since I left school. On my lunch break at my first job I used to watch every Youtube interview I could and take notes on everything he said. He’s an amazing songwriter/producer, I have a signed setlist from his band OneRepublic above my studio computer and he is one of the few people in the world I would genuinely be starstruck by.
Is there a project on the way? What are you most excited for?
I have a massive collection of songs on the way, the amazing people who tune into my TikTok and Instagram lives have been hearing previews of them and it’s very exciting to see their reactions. I can’t wait to release them all and see how they do!!