KIDSWASTE featuring HUNTING STORIES, “Fade”
French producer Kidswaste (Quentin Beauvois) returns to stretch the edges of pop and electronic dance music once again, this time with the anthemic “Fade”, featuring New York vocal duo Hunting Stories. His EP from earlier this year, “Spleen”, was ambitious and accessible enough to catch the ears of Ultra Records, chock full of sophisticated electronic pop. And Kidswaste also surprised us with a sparkling (but unofficial) redux of Lemaitre’s “Playing To Lose”. “Fade”, however, is entirely different – an electronic folk-pop hybrid which might have you recalling songs from Avicii’s landmark True album in terms of style and intent but without the big beats. A more current potential companion song from these blog pages comes more quickly to my mind – Lars Beck & Henri Purnell’s “Silent Games”, which features the folk storytelling anchor of vocalist Zekt. The guys in Hunting Stories also give “Fade” its earnest beating heart while Kidswaste builds his complimentary musical storyboard around it. “Fade” is not entirely an easy sell and you have to stick with it. But once you do, I can guarantee repeated plays will occur! Counter Records – home of Giraffage, ODESZA, and RAC – steers the ship for this one.