This week on Deadbeats
Down by Kid Froopy is now available via Zeds Dead’s record label Deadbeats. The release comes four days after being the opening feature on the most recent episode of Deadbeats Radio. Zeds Dead describes the artist simply as “kid and froopy,” which is surprisingly fitting considering the playful and fun vibes radiating from this track. Fans on Soundcloud describe Down as “clean” and “groovy” with a “good vocal line,” but that’s a vague description. With a funky bass score, Down harmonizes jazzy synths with wavy riffs. Background hi-hat echos trail behind the airy male vocal lead, creating a sense of nostalgia throughout the track. It makes you want to close your eyes and imagine all you favorite summer memories.
You can hear some Zeds Dead tones in his music, but his biggest influences come from 80’s and 90’s pop. Noticeably, most of his tracks have funky melodies, soft vocals, lingering bass lines, and an overall throwback-like feel. Kid Froopy’s tracks feel like someone grabbed them off an cassette tape and converted them for digital listening, its like each track was printed out a high quality Polaroid camera. Even his music video for Drive Slow takes you back in time with a old school film recorder slide show of memories. Look:
Even the color scheme in his music video for Dreams feels very 80’s inspired:
More about Kid Froopy
Kid Froopy came onto the scene less than a year ago, making him a name still fresh on the rise. Nevertheless, the kid has a very definitive sound. He’s from Des Moines, Iowa, which doesn’t necessarily have the most renowned music scene to gain influence, but this probably allowed him to hone in on his own style without too many trends intruding on his groove. Regardless, being signed to Deadbeats should get him the recognition he deserves. Kid Froopy might be new on the scene, but his sound resonates so deep, you’ll definitely remember him. We look forward to seeing this artist rise among his ranks.