New Release – Sunrise: Reprise by The Kynd

New Release – Sunrise: Reprise by The Kynd

The Kynd were part of the first wave of Britpop bands during the 1990s. In 1996, the band signed to London based indie label MGR Records and released two singles and an album, ‘Shakedown’. In early 2000, the band split up acrimoniously during studiosessions for a planned second album. The band’s reunion in 2021 recently delivered The Kynd’s first new music in over 20 years with the welcome release of the album ‘TIMELINES’ in March of this year. The third single of the album ‘Sunrise: Reprise’ is released on 9th June across all digital platforms.

Paul (singer/lyricist): “It’s a song of self-determination and personal motivation – aimed at myself as much as anyone else. It was written during the Covid lockdown and there’s little doubt that lines like “Bad news on the airwaves/Spools you through a down phase” were unconsciously inspired by everything that was going on at that time. It’s a much more universal anthem of self-empowerment than that. It’s intended to encourage the listener to stay strong during difficult times and to keep on keeping on, no matter what life throws at you, and to remember that hard times will inevitably pass.”

“The title was a phrase that Danny came up with in late 1998, while we were working on our first album ‘Shakedown’, which I liked a lot. I wrote it down in my little lyric note book at the time, never thinking that it’d be another 22 years before it finally got used in a song.”

Danny (Guitarist): “The track is the third single taken from our new album ‘TIMELINES’ which came out in March. It’s a slightly off kilter track with a New Wave feel. The tune kicks off with an angular guitar motif that references Television or maybe early REM before giving way to a horn section in the chorus that recalls The Teardrop Explodes at their finest.”

“The song was recorded by producer Brian O’Shaughnessy at Bark Studios in East London. Brain has worked with everybody from My Bloody Valentine to Primal Scream. It was mastered by Barry Grint (Oasis/REM/Wolf Alice).”

“Our friend and multi-instrumentalist Joe Bennett (St. Etienne/Danny & The Champions of the World) came into the studio to add the multi-layered trumpet section in the chorus, that’s when it really came alive.”

“We’re definitely excited for this release, we’re really proud of this track and the album it comes from – we can’t wait for people to hear it.”


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