Saturday, 19 February 2011

Kid Kasio - The Reason

Take a visual reference from Talking Heads videos, a funky synth-disco sound reminiscent of Deniece William’s 1984 hit Let’s Hear It For The Boy, a hooky day-glo chorus straight out of the Smash Hits (r.i.p) songbook and with Peter Powell on introduction duties out of Top of the Pops (r.i.p) and boom, you’ve got the new song from ex-Modern man Nathan Cooper aka Kid Kasio entitled The Reason.

The video went up on You Tube yesterday the same day as Radiohead posted the Lotus Flower video and bagged over a million hits in under 24 hours. Kid Kasio may have only picked up a couple of hundred in that time, but there is a similarity in both artists work – each are evidently doing exactly what they want to do and having a lot of fun with it. If you like this, take a listen to Living My Life and Not For Turning which we blogged previously here – synthtopian retro joy.

The Reason by kidkasio

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