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Great art is great because it has an aesthetic energy to it so undeniably potent that if you don’t like it, there must something wrong with you, not the artist. You know it when it hits you. It comes along every so often - almost always when its needed most - and knocks people on their ass before they can even respond. Everybody sees a piece of themselves and a piece of their perception inside its magic, making it everything and nothing simultaneously. It drips down to your soul like honey and invades your mind like a cancer.
I’m Adam, and I founded a musical project called The Carnival Kids in the summer of 2012 with the goal of making art I felt could live up the standards described above, that which I admire about those who have created before. Contrary to what you’re likely thinking at this moment in time, I’m not here to lift myself onto any self-proclaimed throne. There’s really no point in doing that. The simple reality is that I write songs. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they suck. Lately, I’ve been feeling that they’ve been more good than bad and so I decided to make a record. I’ve played the circuit for years with more bands and artists than I care to recall and after almost a decade of performing what feels like a seemingly infinite number of love songs something in me snapped. I was so caught up in the race of doing what I felt I needed to do to get ahead that I’d forgotten how great it was to write a song I could feel proud of for the simple reason of it just being a great song. It’s a feeling that to tarnish with words would merely cheapen its value and suddenly realizing that I’d forgotten that feeling scared the shit out of me.
So when summer came, I realized it was time to make a change. “Carnival Kids,” my self-titled debut album named after the lead single, is a 16 track album exploring the common themes of love, change, anxieties, and the overall joy for the moments we have and the people we love. It’s a collection of songs I feel are genuine and aren’t caught me they need to be in order to be well-received.
So, that’s my story for now. Stay in touch throughout the fall and winter for different goodies in anticipation for the album, which will be due out in Feb 2013!!!