Arizona-bred, LA-based Kyan Palmer has given me plenty of good things to talk about with regard to his previous track releases. To refresh your memories about this pop newcomer, he has a particular flair for songwriting and working in a pop / R’n’B crossover style which I’ve previously compared to Nick Jones and Jake Miller. In his works as a solo artist, his vibe sits comfortably on current trends and always has a good, full of measure of catchy melody. His evolution as a pop artist has now brought him to form a collaborative project with buzzy electronic-pop producer and DJ nicopop. This alliance between both artists is proving a very good match in pooling their talents together. One in which they are even bringing further newcomers onside, such as the rising NYC rapper Yuri Joness, for a vocal feature on their latest effort “Antisocial Socialites.”
I haven’t spoken about nicopop before, but feel it prudent to make you aware he is a pop culture obsessive. A major trait which tends to seep through into the body of his effervescing production work. When adding Kyan’s impressive pop-sensible voice to nicopop’s beat-laden production. The combination produces electrifying sparks of crackling electronic-pop nostalgia. Just like I enjoyed and danced around my bedroom too when I was a kid. nicopop’s bold accessible style on this track feels as though it might have been a little inspired in parts by the hugely acclaimed “Footloose” movie soundtrack. As I detect a rhythmic pattern within the melody which may have taken just a smidgeon of influence from the Deniece Williams club stomping track “Let’s hear it for the Boy.”
I actually love that the narrative of the song speaks about how we fit in with our social circle. The expectations which come out of it. The times where we might feel a little pressured to hang out with the gang as though we are the life and soul of the party in some club or other. When all we really want is to sit at home a while with a drink and have a party back indoors at home. This is the appropriate song to play to let them know that on this occasion your mood is set at an intimate, quieter kind of sociable.