This is the first time I’ve encountered KIDDO but it surely won’t be the last! The Scandinavian vocalist’s new single is an exercise in the best modern pop music has to offer. The beat is super vibey while laced with guitars to give it some extra oomph, all of which is perfect for KIDDO to lay down some of my favorite verses and hook of the year. She has an effortlessly cool style that’s soaked in swagger – it makes her feel less like an unattainable pop star and more like a relatable figure who would be the coolest person in your friend group, running down neon lit streets with laughter in the air or cruising down the street with the top down, your favorite music pumping out of the radio and the sun shining down.
It’s especially impressive that KIDDO makes you feel all of this with cartoon rendered visuals instead of live press shots. Strangely enough this approach is part of what makes her so relatable – we’ve all spent large chunks of our lives engaging with animation across tv, movies, books, and the like, so it’s totally natural to feel camaraderie with her color soaked rendering. Between this super unique style and her insanely dope music, I can’t get enough of KIDDO and seriously need more of her in my life as soon as possible! Until then, “Drunk And I Miss You” will be on repeat for the upcoming weekend festivities and beyond.
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