Kishi Bashi after two years of intense training under sensei Jeff Lynne
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
Because orchestral pop’s time has once again come
Kishi Bahi continues to push his musical boundaries with the latest release off of his upcoming album, Sonderlust. “Hey Big Star” opens with ethereal and unusual violins dancing around your eardrums, but like previous single “Say Yeah”, it becomes clear that the violin is not the standout star here. Instead, the violins work with the acoustic guitar that’s strumming along, the retro synths that are buzzing a path forward, and Kishi Bashi’s familiar falsettos that take the song to new heights.
It’s clear that he’s taking cues from Electric Light Orchestra with his latest musical effort, something that will hopefully manifest throughout the rest of the album. Thankfully, the wait is almost over - Sonderlust will be released on September 16th through Joyful Noise Recordings.