Track Of The Day – Kid Wave – Everything Changes


So, we all trust Heavenly Recordings right ?  They were quick to recognise  Swedish singer-songwriter Lea Emmery’s innate ability to pen soaring evocative guitar driven pop as she produced demos under the name ‘Kid Wave.‘  The result was a deal with Heavenly, Kid Wave became a band and they released their debut album ‘Wonderlust’ a fabulous collection of songs and our album of the year in 2015.  So it’s safe to say that here at the VPME we f**king love Kid Wave and will yield to no none in our deeply held view that Lea is one of the finest songwriters to emerge in recent years  – You can read our 2015 interview with Lea here

The good news is Kid Wave are back, and their latest tune ‘Everything Changes’ is a spectacular return. It’s the sound of a band stepping up to the next level  It also sounds like an artist brimming with confidence and ideas,  it’s shimmering, wistful, evocative life-affirming and moving.  The mark of a great songwriter is their ability to communicate feelings and atmosphere to display real emotional intelligence and also produce tunes that aren’t genre specific.  Seriously ‘Everything Changes’ could work just as well if it was performed acoustically, electronically, sung in a tin bath or covered by Springsteen in a huge arena show, to rows of swaying iPhones. It’s that good. Kid Wave are that good, and that’s one thing that won’t change, certainly not if Lea continues to write songs of such quality.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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