MP3 Kiss the Girl - Say Goodbye to the 20th Century
Sexy, fresh and exciting rock/pop with an electronica flavor. Rocktronica.
4 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, POP: British Pop
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"Of course pop has been reborn time and time again, but Kiss the
Girl isn''t just another resurrection - they''re a new, fresh thing. "
- Performer Magazine
Kiss the Girl''s music conveys passion, sexuality and mystery. It is a celebration of feeling and being alive, an expression of the extreme highs and lows that we all experience if we have the courage to feel.
Their new single, "Catwalk," epitomizes this with a driving primal dance-rock beat and lyrics that explore the temptation and seduction of wealth, which drives many to desire power over others. "All that you want/and all that you need/and all that you''ll do to make the city bleed/Swallow the world/to get your fill/the city slide is either kiss or kill." As with many things in life, there is a beauty to the darkness, and that contradiction is at the core of "Catwalk". The savage guitar attack of the chorus expresses the singer''s outrage at those who step over others for the sake of power and wealth. The breathy female backing vocal is the sound of temptation.
The next single, "Ride," is sung to a potential lover, who stands on the brink of change, unsure and seeking to gain the courage to leave behind the safe and familiar. The background mantra, "Get your body right tonight" and "Get your mind right tonight," sung by a sensual female voice, coax the potential lover like a siren to leap into the unknown - a total lust for life. The words and music convey a mysterious nighttime rendezvous and the sensuality of speeding in a car at night, as well as mythical metaphors reminiscent of T-Rex or the writings of Thomas DeQuincey. "My engine''s humming, your blood is pumping/Get your body right tonight/My wheels are rolling, your hair is flowing/Get your body right tonight/And in your eyes the phoenix rising/ Get your body right tonight/And you''re the only one I''m realizing/So get it right/Come alive/Come and ride." The music has a mysterious ambience and spacious sound, with a driving hypnotic guitar riff and a soulful rhythm that spins further and further out of control toward a dizzying crescendo.
Kiss the Girl explore the deep, primal passions, desires and behavior that truly drive our lives, those feelings and motivations that lie at the heart of being human.
Kiss the Girl is comprised of two San Francisco artists - Robert Szeles (pronounced saylesh) and Jaimeson Durr. Together they produce a unique sound that blends rock and electronica with a driving sensual beat.
As a team, Szeles & Durr wear complementary hats - Szeles is the singer/songwriter/guitarist while Durr is the engineering wizard behind the tracks, as well as an accomplished lead guitarist. Their original productions have been described as "unabashedly sexy" and "fresh and irresistible."
KISS THE GIRL''S first EP, "Say Goodbye to the 20th Century" was released in 2000 and received radio play in 18 states and six European countries. The self-titled follow-up album, released in 2002, flirted with a more organic, full band sound. Now the duo finds they are back again to their real love of blending rock instrumentation with heavy beats and samples in an atmosphere that is lyrically provocative and musically seductive.
KISS THE GIRL''S new album is slated for release in the fall of 2005.
They are playing selected live dates and making special
club appearances until the release, which they plan to support with regional touring, as well as some appearances in the UK and Germany.