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The Kaleidoscope Kid Releases ‘Fight or Flight’ Music Video

Singer/songwriter/host from Phoenix, The Kaleidoscope Kid released his debut album via legendary California label Suburban Noize Records/Regime Music Group on all digital music platforms today.

The new album takes listeners into an ethereal world that is both relatable and spellbinding with The Kaleidoscope Kid and his dog, Blue. By taking bits of his life and translating them into his sound, Kaleidoscope has created a unique concoction of his blues-style guitar mixed with hip-hop drumming and soulful vocals.

The new album was released with a music video for the upbeat single “Fight or Flight”. Reflecting on the new song, Kaleidoscope Kid comments:

“Fight or Flight is the alchemical process of turning your dreams into reality while battling the potential for failure. Songs written in a journal manifest in reality like ripping pages out of my notebook and folding them into a paper airplane “How far can the stories take you? As high as you want to go. But just as Daedalus warned Icarus…don’t fly too close to the sun.”

The Kaleidoscope Kid’s “Watermelon Kisses” quickly became a hit with fans, as well as program directors where the song continues to take off on alternative radio. “Watermelon Kisses” is currently spinning in rotation across the country, including alternative stations like AZ 93.3 in Phoenix, 95X in Syracuse and WEQX in Albany.

About 5 years ago, the Phoenix-based musician was diagnosed with Reiter’s Syndrome, a disease that ravages the whole body with crippling arthritis, inflammation and blood blisters inside his mouth and throat. throat, rendering him unable to eat or drink. Losing faith in traditional Western medicine and baffling physicians who gave countless misdiagnoses, The Kaleidoscope Kid turned to Eastern medicine and psychedelics while living off the grid in a Sedona cabin with his guitar and sound. dog, Blue.

Finding respite in music, he wrote songs and learned guitar while focusing on healing with reishi mushrooms, organic berries and Sedona spring water. His holistic approach to recovery worked and he eventually started experimenting with magic mushrooms which sometimes tripped up for weeks.

Thanks to this trip, he found his vocation, music. He moved back to Phoenix and lived in a recording studio where he recorded early demos that eventually got him signed to independent label Suburban Noize Records/Regime Music Group.

Kaleidoscope says, “Writing music to me is medicine, through my own growth, self-acceptance, and healing. I can learn to better be there for myself and for others, and show myself fully to life. There is a magic in all creation, but for me, writing music has been a way to alchemize even the most difficult moments of my life and turn them into something beautiful.”

Despite being a true newcomer to the music scene, Kaleidoscope’s new album leaps and bounds between spaces, relying on its charisma to pull the listener along for the ride. Kaleidoscope recalls, “These are the adventures of myself and my dog ​​Blue, who was my best friend when I lived in Sedona, wandering the forest with no destination in mind. Every time I played my guitar and Blue lay on my feet to listen. As long as Blue loved the songs, I was happy. A fan of a vast catalog of inspirations that stretches from Beck, Pink Floyd, to Bob Marley and Sublime – Kaleidoscope’s work is a reflection of intentionality and passion for craftsmanship.

“Hold Up” was the first single released from the new record. With over 2 million streams, he continues to gain momentum while showcasing his edgy vocals and idiosyncratic streams. The accompanying music video is a cinematic homage to Breaking Bad, which sees Kaleidoscope struggling with a bad trip and burying himself – or his old self – in a shallow desert grave.

The second single released and music video from The Kaleidoscope Kid was “Watermelon Kisses”. With the maturity of old soul, The Kaleidoscope Kids sings of youth and love over a funky beat and breezy acoustic guitars.

Kaleidoscope closes the album with the sad story of Blue’s passing on “Maniac”, featuring Big B (Suburban Noize, OPM). Kaleidoscope comments, “Big B contacted me after hearing some of my music, and we immediately started talking about doing a song together! He really helped open a new door for me, and I’m so happy that involved with this record!” The new album features artwork by Mossy Giant, who after hearing the Kaleidoscope story, created the one-of-a-kind artwork to commemorate the friendship with Blue and their journey.

The Kaleidoscope Kid was written, recorded and produced by The Kaleidoscope Kid with mixing and mastering by Matthew Campbell at Vaul Studios in Scottsdale, AZ. Kaleidoscope returned to Sedona to record the album and he recalls, “The songs were all recorded in a cabin in the woods where I was living at the time. It was more like the place chose me. And with the solitude and freedom offered by the surrounding forest, the songs of the birds and the stream, it was the perfect place to get lost in a world of my own creations.”

With new album The Kaleidoscope Kid, Kaleidoscope Kid has created a wonderfully creative musical playground that is an immersive escape from everyday life. It’s a psychedelic journey, reminiscent of The Kaleidoscope Kid’s own journey as he journeyed through life in a cabin in the woods far from civilization for years to battle an autoimmune disease that nearly claimed his life. Armed with blues-style electric guitar riffs and hip-hop drumming, The Kaleidoscope Kid emerged from their journey with a powerful self-titled debut album The Kaleidoscope Kid due out April 22, 2022 wherever you stream music.

Watch the new music video here: