Singer-songwriter Kyle Hazelton reassures the world in his latest track “Kinnakeet Blues”
Beginning with a spotlight on solo guitar, “Kinnakeet Blues” instantly steeps itself in a reassuring collection of comforting and raw sound that’s all together bluesy, melancholic, and rhythmically engaging to its core. The effortless walk of an added bassline in the introduction leads us into the poetry of the optimistic lyrical lines, with Kyle Hazelton singing to the world in his sweet, low, baritone voice. “Don’t you see the trees are growing? Why are you worried about the rain?” With words sung from the heart about the simple changing of perspectives, this is the kind of track that always brings with it a sense of warmth.
Although Hazelton keeps this song simple with his one-man band of harmony-interlaced vocal tracks, soulful guitar, and rhythmic bass patterns, that simplicity is its power as it entrenches listeners in this feeling that maybe they can stop making things so complicated, slow down, and just be happy. The honest reflection, with Hazelton rejecting a fear of love or happiness, extending an invitation for a mutual embrace of present moments, and a sense of knowing everything will be ok is what makes “Kinnakeet Blues” so addictive.
Hazelton sings later on, “you expect to see flowers with no shower at all,” and gradually the track begins to almost feel like a peek into a diary, a collection of intimate, universal secrets, simple words simultaneously wise and deeply reflective. One aspect of the song that makes it all the more personal is that Hazelton addresses the listener in the second person, inviting hope into your own narrative singing, “spring is gonna break through again, winter’s gonna thaw.”
Every line in “Kinnakeet Blues” is a sweet release. The song is the final track off of Kyle Hazelton’s latest four-track long EP “Paradise,” a project made up of equally comforting peeks into Hazelton’s personal mindset. Keep up with Hazelton on Instagram for more and listen to “Kinnakeet Blues” below!