A blast from the past, Kings County takes us back to the rock era with a blazing new melodic tuned vocal and soaring, hard-hitting guitar riffs.
With over 2 million views on their critically acclaimed "Holding On," Los Angeles-based Kings County has a promising future ahead of them. The magical four that make up the band are Rob Dexter (Vocals, Bass), Steve Bell (Vocals, Guitar), Joe Lopez (Drums), and Bill Kania (Guitar, Vocals).
The original piece stemmed from a fundamental idea that grew into something special by presenting it to their producer (Chuck Alkazian) in Miami, which helped bring the masterpiece to life. Kings County mentions that writing music is a full-contact sport and that you're only as good as your last song. That said, they went on to create the best song to date.
Paired with an insane visual, "So Cold" brings an electric energy to the table. While singing from the depths of their hearts and minds, Kings County shares insightful lyrics while maintaining the grit the track craves. The multi-tiered concept behind "So Cold" adds a complexity for the listener to ponder when it's all said and done. Like the lottery, creating and writing music is the same for Kings County; you have to be in it to win it, and when the smoke clears, it's all about the music.
Dive into the creative minds and hearts of the magical four from Kings County and their newest release, "So Cold."
It's great to have you back for your latest single, "So Cold." What inspired this release?
Thanks for inviting Kings County back on BuzzMusic. Our newest release, "So Cold," was written and recorded simultaneously with our previous song, "Holding On." We set it up that way, so when we were done releasing and promoting the first one, we had another bullet in the chamber ready to be fired with "So Cold." We didn't want to step on the toes of the movement with "Holding On" by releasing "So Cold" too soon, but we also didn't want to wait too long between songs. Release a strong song and hit them again with another banger, a musical one-two punch.
You stated that "So Cold" similarly came to fruition in your latest single, "Holding On." Can you explain your creative process to us? How do you create together while at Pearl Sound Studios?
When you find a writing formula that works, you stick with it. The majority of the writing is by myself and guitarist Steve Bell. We all have home studios, making it quick and easy to create and record ideas on the spot. We look at our producer/engineer Chuck Alkazian as our "5th member". He is an integral part of Kings County's sound. His studio, Pearl Sound Studios in Canton, MI, is a world-class facility where we track the song's final arrangement. You'd be surprised how many great ideas come together just by sitting in the control room and jamming away. Try this, try that. A lot of ideas come on the fly when you least expect it.
What's your favorite lyric line? Why?
That's a great question and an easy one to answer. It must be "Trapped in a World You Can't Crawl Out!".We all react differently to struggles, whether the world is an emotional one or a physical one. This lyric line can apply to anyone dealing with life's issues.
What message would you like people to remove from "So Cold?"
Life is short. We're born, we flourish, and over time, we become cold and eventually wither away. Live your life to the fullest cause tomorrow isn't guaranteed. That's what we'd like listeners to take away from our song "So Cold."
What's next for Kings County?
We have to keep this musical train going. If you slow down a bit, you get run over. Writing new music and continued live performances is a must to keep this band on top of our game. It looks like you're one song away from your hit song, so dig in and enjoy the ride.