Published on October 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor0
Kyd the Band Enters New Territory With New Single and Video for ‘This Time Last Year’ While On The Road With NF
Kyd the Bandreturns with his third installment entitled “This Time Last Year” via Sony/Four Music in a series he coins ‘Season 2’ of his ever changing personal journey. Though currently on a massive tour supporting platinum recording artist NF, Kyd the Band partnered with Clash Magazine to premiere the new single accompanied by a visual that is reflective of Kyd the Band’s unmatched artistry. They call it “a bold, engaging watch from a real original.” An ode to the evolution that comes with time, Kyd the Band reflects on just how different things were, this time last year: “A lot of things have changed for me personally and professionally… it’s crazy to look through the lens of where I was just a year or two before this.”
In a lane of his own, Kyd the Band continues to prove his ability to wear any hat musically. And as his newly released video for single “This Time Last Year” outlines, even as a child Kyd the Band echoed sentiments that went against the grain. “When I was growing up, I took music lessons and went to these really boring recitals,” he says. In the video, you’ll see him surrounded by that exact mundaneness he describes but instead of conforming to traditional music and performance standards, he does his own thing, even amid the discontentment of the crowd. Showing fans that they don’t have to “fit the mold of what is expected and wanted of them,” Kyd the Band encourages folks to “go with their gut” and to ultimately, do what makes them “happy.”
Kyd the Band isn’t looking for shortcuts and certainly has no fear going against the grain. While most artists flock to the city of Los Angeles to pursue their dreams, KTB’s Devin Guisande left California to hone in on his craft. The move wasn’t easy at first – a starving artist in true form, Guisande was sleeping on the floor of a room he shared with his ex-bandmate and brother following his dissent from the Pentecostal church at 18. Against the odds, the multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter clocked in +40 hours a week while working on music each hour he had left to spare. After toughing it out and paying his dues, Devin landed cuts with NF, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Robin Schulz, gnash, and ROZES to name a few. It was his time in the studio as a songwriter that shaped his solo career and later gave way for his first support slot on tour with NF under the Kyd the Band moniker. Fast forward 2 years, KTB’s debut single “American Dreamer” has amassed over 3 million streams while his first major label releases “Human” and “Easy” were featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best of the Week’ and ‘The A-List: Pop’ playlists to name a few. Racking up over 3 million streams, his previous single “Easy” also landed Kyd the Band on the cover of Spotify’s official ‘Swag’ playlist.
Kyd the Band isn’t tied to one genre – the message behind his lyrics is what he hopes fans can learn from or relate to. It’s no surprise his collection thus far has fans drawing comparisons to Twenty One Pilots or The Neighborhood. “This next wave of music is definitely less indie leaning, but I’d argue that no matter what KTB song comes out you’re always going to hear a consistent thread in the lyrics and in the grittiness of the music. I think artists should have the right to evolve, and that they shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to evolve.” Offering a sound that is fresh, unique, and compelling, Kyd the Band is guaranteed to elicit excitement and enthusiasm across a diverse array of audiences.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Oct 18 – Retention Music Center – Houston, TX *SOLD OUT*
Oct 19 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK *SOLD OUT*
Oct 20 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX
Oct 22 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 24 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA *SOLD OUT*
Oct 25 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA *SOLD OUT*
Oct 26 – San Jose Civic – San Jose, CA *SOLD OUT*
Jan 30 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN (hometown show)