Phoenix singer/songwriter, The
Kaleidoscope Kid has dropped his new video for “Hollywood Funeral”.
“The song ‘Hollywood Funeral’ is your classic Hollywood love story. I was watching a documentary about Marilyn Monroe and thinking about all the artists and musicians who died before their time,” remembers The Kaleidoscope Kid. “It’s like they were frozen in time at whatever age they died, and they would live forever as that image in our minds.”
The Kaleidoscope Kid‘s own story is just as crazy as the music he creates.
The Phoenix-based musician was Diagnosed with Reiter’s syndrome, a disease that ravages the entire body with crippling arthritis, and inflammation, causing blood blisters inside of his mouth and throat leaving him unable to eat or drink. Losing faith in traditional Western medicine and baffling doctors 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 dog, Blue. Finding reprieve in music. He wrote songs and learned guitar while he focused on healing with reishi mushrooms, organic berries, and Sedona spring water. His holistic approach to recovery worked. He eventually started to experiment with hallucinogenic mushrooms sometimes tripping for weeks at a time.
Through this journey, he found his calling, music. He returned to Phoenix and lived in a recording studio where he recorded the first demos that eventually got him signed to indie powerhouse label Suburban Noize Records.
Kaleidoscope states, “Writing music for me is medicine, through my own growth, self-acceptance, and healing. I can learn to be there better for myself and others, and show up fully to life. There is magic to any 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.”