Published May 20, 2015Toronto two-piece K.I.D. recently dropped their debut EP, and now they've followed it up with a new, stripped-down rendition of EP opener "Wish I Was Your Cigarette" — and Exclaim! has got your first look at its accompanying video.
Short for Kids in Despair, K.I.D. features brother-and-sister duo Kara and Bobby, who apparently tracked their debut EP in the basement of their alcoholic mother's house. The result is a collection of gritty, melancholic garage pop about smoking, drinking and getting high on the school bus.
They've now done a fresh take on "Wish I Was Your Cigarette," and paired it with a video. The simple, DIY visuals see the band performing in a kitchen littered with 40s of malt liquor, but things take a bit of a hallucinogenic turn towards the end, with rainbow-coloured filters getting applied.
A statement from the band about the song's makeover reads:
The EP version of "cigarette" is quite heavy, which makes it fun to play live. The song was first recorded, though, using only a keyboard, as a really bare record. We kept listening to the old demo and missed the version that kind of let the melodies breathe more, so we threw this "bare bones" mix together with just a couple of synthesizers. We like how this version highlights the sentiment in the lyric.
The band will be heading out on tour in the UK this month, but you can see a couple of upcoming North American tour dates below. Scroll past those to watch the video premiere of K.I.D.'s bare bones version of "Wish I Was Your Cigarette."
07/18 Ottawa, ON – Bluesfest
08/15 Toronto, ON – Edgefest