Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kid Bloom just dropped a super smooth, retro-sounding, indie electronic track called “Wounded/Surrounded” that we can’t get enough of. Last year he soared past 100 million indie streams, and this single is just a taste of what’s to come in the year ahead from this prolific young visionary artist.
“Wounded/Surrounded” builds on the success of Kid Bloom’s Lemonhead EP released last year which got huge fan support and nods from big indie blogs like The Line of Best Fit and OnesToWatch. His sonic palette is steeped in influences as varied as Tame Impala, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Big Star, and David Bowie, which you can hear in his music. Slick synths and sparse bass entwine with 808s on “Wounded/Surrounded” as Kid Bloom’s dynamic vocals echo above a glitchy beat.
“I designed some drums and made this vibe on my computer,” he recalls. “It became a very alive and moving piece of music. Out of that, I hopped on a shitty little mic and sang the whole song. It’s about how it’s never good to victimize yourself. There are times where you feel like all you can do is pull away and shut everything out. You’re having an internal conversation and separating yourself from judgment.”
Give “Wounded/Surrounded” a listen below!