Phoenix Alt-Singer/Songwriter The Kaleidoscope Kid has unleashed his electrifying new single and music video, “Moth To A Flame.”
The song unleashes a barrage of heavy-hitting drums that converge with a unique tapping-style guitar melody, transporting listeners into the heart of a war zone. The lyrics speak to our innate attraction to the things that cause us harm, likening it to a moth’s mesmerizing dance around a flickering flame. As The Kaleidoscope Kid proclaims, “This is not art… this is war.” The track encapsulates the artist’s struggle within himself and the obstacles he faces in the music industry.
The Kaleidoscope Kid’s artistic vision takes flight on his new album “Nothing For Free,” which is slated for release on July 21st via Suburban Noize Records. The album takes listeners on a sonic journey like no other, as The Kaleidoscope Kid pushes the boundaries of alternative music, weaving a tapestry of emotions and experiences.
Reflecting on the upcoming album, The Kaleidoscope Kid shared, “This album was born during my journey from my hometown of Phoenix to the bustling streets of Los Angeles, California, with dreams in my eyes and a guitar slung over my shoulder. As I walked the downtown streets of LA, I was struck by the stark contrast of poverty and wealth coexisting in this enigmatic land. Homeless individuals pleading for assistance while oblivious tourists hurried past them, treating them as ghosts. All against a backdrop of opulent five-star hotels, luxury brand stores, towering skyscrapers, and sleek Teslas.” This poignant experience inspired the album’s title, “Nothing For Free,” as The Kaleidoscope Kid contemplated the pervasive influence of money and politics within the music industry. He expressed a deep concern for the corruption of art at its core in the pursuit of monetary gain.
The journey of The Kaleidoscope Kid is as extraordinary as the music he creates. Confronted with the challenges of Reiter’s syndrome, a debilitating disease causing arthritis, inflammation, and agonizing blood blisters in his mouth and throat, The Kaleidoscope Kid embarked on an unconventional path to healing. Dissatisfied with conventional Western medicine and plagued by misdiagnoses, he sought solace in Eastern medicine and psychedelic experiences while residing in a secluded cabin in Sedona, accompanied only by his loyal companion, Blue, and his guitar. Through music, he discovered a profound form of self-expression and embarked on a transformative healing journey.