As a fixture on the Orlando indie music scene, it’s true that this heavy metal rocking artist delivers great beats. Curse & Kisseshas put together a formidable four-track EP that you can download on his website. However, this collection of tracks is really so much more than just an assortment of heavy metal songs.
While it’s true that the heavy metal influence is clear in songs like “Blue Eyes”, it’s also true that Curse & Kisses brings far more to the table than just heavy metal. That’s not meant to disparage the brilliance of the heavy metal influences that inform the intense creativity of these tracks. It’s simply important to realize that when it comes to versatility in music styles and song writing, Curse & Kisses brings a lot of fantastic things to the table.
This is a artists that has already picked up a massive following in the Orlando area. The heavy metal guitars strike your body with the intense desire to get some thrashing going on. The lyrics speak to you from the very sincere place in which they were written. The funk and punk rock influences of a track like “Stone Cold Freak” are going to drive you into a dancing frenzy.
The heavy metal rock featured in some of the music of Curse & Kisses definitely delivers great beats. This is the kind of music that you can’t help but move your body to.
There is a strong heavy metal influence to be found in these songs, but that’s not the only genre the artist touches upon in what is already a considerable body of work. Follow the artist on Facebook or Twitter, or download the mobile app, and you’ll be able to keep up with all the fantastic places this artist is going to take the heavy metal genre.
But it won’t simply be heavy metal all on its own. The artist has also done considerable work in mixing together and reinventing such genres as punk rock, hard rock, funk, and much more. The influences are clear in their work, but this is not a artist that’s living solely in the past. Curse & Kisses is also clearly looking towards the future of these genres. The work expressed in a track like “Curses N Kisses” alone portrays a artist that brings everything to the table. This is phenomenal music and songwriting in every possible regard. It’s only going to get better.
For more information about Curse & Kisses, visit www.cursenkisses.com
You can call Curse & Kisses pop music. However, you’re going to find that such a term is severely limiting, in terms of what this artist is capable of musically and lyrically. Edgy pop music offers listeners great lyrics. This is something that can indeed happen with the right music. All you have to do is know where to look.
You can find that with Curse & Kisses. This is pop music that pushes a number of boundaries. Music that pushes the limit of what pop can do over multiple genres. His lyrical sense also comes from a different approach.That sounds like a artist trying to cover a lot of territory. Curse & Kisses does indeed try to cover a lot of territory.
But the best part about that fact is how brilliantly he has succeeded.
If you want to find out what edgy pop music with great lyrics is all about, then take a listen to a track such as “Blue Eyes.” This is what great songwriting is all about. At the same time, this is a song that pushes the limits of what genre mixing is truly capable of. Things start of slowly with this tune, but they very quickly build to greater and greater musical heights. By the middle of the song, you’re in full rock territory.
And yet that song never sacrifices lyrical content for what it accomplishes musically. This is a song that has clearly come from the heart and soul of what the artist truly believes. This isn’t a cookie cutter musician either. He also operates as Curse & Kisses’ songwriter, singer, and producer. That means he’s the one writing the sharp, clever lyrics behind something like “Zombie.” At the same time, he is combining those lyrics with some of the most impressive displays of genre bending, genre mixing, and genre appreciation to be found anywhere.
It’s true that this is pop music. It’s also true that this is pop music that strives to also be alternative rock, funk, rock and roll, heavy metal, and even punk rock. Those are quite a few genres to blend. The fact that Curse & Kisses accomplishes great things with all of those genres is a flawless example of what true edgy pop and indie music is capable of. Download their mobile app to know what longtime fans are aware of. Curse & Kisses is on the rise!
- Bryan Rogers