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Kyle Kidd

"Living as a queer, androgynous person, I have always seen the world beyond the binary.” That’s Kyle Kidd (all pronouns) talking about their debut solo album, Soothsayer. “Those who came before me,” they say, “were deeply connected through spirituality, with the gift to see the future wielded through the powers of ritual.” Kidd titled the album Soothsayer on the basis of this ancestral background. But the title doesn’t just reference a term, it clarifies what the album is: an expansive rendering of life beyond the binary, balancing self-possession and self-preservation, the challenges of vulnerability and the redemptive possibilities of love -- all in a half-hour.

To hear Kidd’s voice is to hear majesty: dynamic, virtuosic, evocative, and - frankly - hard to believe. On the moving, pleading opener “Salvation,” Kidd rockets to sublime heights with the divine energy of a holy spirit visitation. Perhaps this is no surprise given Kidd’s performance history. After performing in church choir and community theater as a child, she competed on several editions of American Idol, broadening their scope as a member with acclaimed Cleveland band Mourning [A] BLKstar. One might expect confidence from a singer with this resume, and Kidd delivers right out of the gate with the atmospheric “Salvation,” their voice easily swelling...  more

released August 5, 2022

Theresa May - Trumpet
William Washington - Trombone
Stephan Haluska - Harp
Red Tailed Hawk Luna - Drums
Neil Chastain - Drums & Percussion
Smith Taylor - Guitar
Marcus Alan Ward - Guitar
Jah Nada - Bass, Synth, Keys, Guitar, Auxiliary Support
Katie Van Dusen - Violin
Latoya Kent & RA Washington - Lyric/Writer
AJ Kluth - Flute/Clarinet
Nicholas D'apolito - Graphic Design
Ben Friend - Photography
Recorded & Mixed at BLK Sonix Liberation Studios
Mastered by Brad Puette of Field Day Recordings
Vinyl master by Andrew Weathers

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