After their successful debut album «You Can Have All The Wonders», From Kid have retreated to a remote mountain village – a world apart from hectic city life – for the last few months to work on new songs.
On April 7, 2017, From Kid will release their second album «Favorite Storm». The new songs, with even quieter moments as well as louder ones than on the first full-length release «You Can Have All the Wonders», create the atmosphere of a nightly storm.
With their debut album, From Kid raced into the Top Ten of the Swiss album charts in 2015. Their song «Colors» was even among the Top Ten of the popular tracks on the America-based «Hype Machine». They were nominated for a Swiss Music Award in the category «Best Breaking Act» and for a Swiss Live Talent Award as «Best Emerging Act». From Kid’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed in the international press, as well. Now, they are announcing their new album.
Wind is blowing. It’s dark. The trees are groaning and the leaves are rustling. The wind gets stronger. Maybe it’s raining, too. Nature’s showing itself in its most vigorous and wildest state. This is palpable: in the air – in our faces – our hearts.
Like its predecessor, FROM KID’S second album «Favorite Storm» deals with the contrast between a man-made world and a wild natural world. The new songs, containing even quieter moments as well as louder ones than on their first release «You Can Have All the Wonders», create an atmosphere of a nightly storm. Sometimes gentle and vulnerable – like nature after a violent storm, fragile and dazed still –, then loud and dark like a hurricane sweeping over the forests, the album is more personal, more courageous, more resolute. The songs want to break out of the ordinary and manage to do so. Quiet guitar picking meets resounding drums – a balancing act between melancholy and hope. The opener, «World Goes Slow», with its harmonious atmosphere, already gives a hint of the approaching storm that reaches its climax in the energetic «Monster» and has finally passed and let nature come to rest again in «Freak». The only constant is the topic of man and nature: Look behind the façade of things. And marvel. Each storm could be your «Favorite Storm».
From Kid take their time with their songs, without the pressure of a longstanding release date, so that a song is finished when it feels right and not because the clock is ticking. In the last few months they have recorded their ideas/song drafts, rearranged and fine-tuned them and repeatedly questioned the results. In the complete tranquility of the remote Graubünden mountain village Lohn – a world apart from hectic city life – From Kid have dedicated themselves to the centerpiece of the album’s production: Andrin and Gian Reto’s singing voices.