The L.A. band shares the new holiday single “Christmas 4/4” in anticipation of its debut EP discretion, out February 7, 2020.
Kid Nobody’s Jesse Carmichael says, “This is a very reimagined version of ‘The Christmas Waltz’ which was made popular by Frank Sinatra (written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne). It’s a lyrics-only cover with all original music, melodies, arrangement, and production. It’s called “Christmas 4/4” because we un-waltzed it (straightened it out into four-quarter time instead of three-quarter) and made it about as sexy as a Christmas song is gonna get. We recorded the whole thing on a writing retreat in Big Bear in late September/early October (we highly recommend staying with our friends at Noon Lodge up there). It was actually a little cold (compared to still being 90 in LA) so it felt right to work on a holiday song.”
Bandmates Michael Wilson and Jesse Carmichael have sustained a long history of creating genre-bending music, most notably joining forces as founding members of Wildcat! Wildcat! (Neon Gold Records, Downtown Records) and scoring the feature film Fallen Stars (Gravitas Ventures). Years after they parted ways, the pair reconnected during a chance encounter in Iceland and quickly realized there was more music to be made. With a sharpened point of view and a hard drive full of ideas, Kid Nobody has hit the ground running, releasing a string of acclaimed singles including “watch the world as its ending” and “ms. stress,” which will be followed by their debut collection of songs, discretion.
Leaning heavily into the lush musical landscape of their Southern California home, Kid Nobody crafts ambient yet driven tracks that swell and unspool with dynamic hypnotism, sweeping pageantry, and syrupy bounce.