YouTube is full of musicians and singers looking to make it huge, some have star quality and some are more fleeting fireworks. A number of years ago, one in particular made a big impression on us, his name was Kris Collins, he's about to release his debut EP 'AMYGDALA' and its going to be a Supernova. Kris gave us an exclusive look at the 7 track EP a week before it goes on general release.
From humble beginnings making videos at college with other singers, Kris has completely come into his own over the last couple of years and blossomed as an artist. His Debut EP is hard to classify, containing some moments of soul, pop, Hip Hop and other more elusive electronic beats, yet throughout Kris consistently shows off his vocal talent. Writing all 7 tracks himself and working with Aalias (coproducer of Eminem and Rihannas Monster) it has a dreamlike quality, taking us down a winding path of emotions.
Four tracks really shone for us:
- Circle, a combination of piano, simple beats and a killer electronic accompaniment, intertwined with Kris's vocals over a broad range.
- Fool's Paradise, with its Trip-Hop beat and some wicked vocal highs, leading to a trippy synth section.
- Mars, slow paced and deeply interesting, there's a story in those lyrics. When we questioned Kris on its possible meaning, he responded mysteriously with "All I will say is that particular song has a lot of layers too it", a hint of mystery is a fine thing!
- White As Snow, another synth/electronic crammed killer, bass heavy beats overlaid with that delicate voice work like a dream.
Its out on Tuesday March 4th and available from Amazon here.
You can follow Kris on Twitter here