Kid Hastings’ Releases “Backwards” In Anticipation of New EP
Indie pop artist Kid Hastings has returned with his second single of 2021. “Backwards” comes at the heels of “Call Me Up”, the single + video pairing that drew critical acclaim from several media outlets. These include Ones To Watch, Flaunt Magazine – where it premiered – and even Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Indie playlist.
While “Call Me Up” is more rhythmically lax, Hastings employs an indie-euphoric eighth-note groove in “Backwards” – one that is reminiscent of that in Mac Demarco’s “Salad Days”. After its dreamy intro, the song comes together with an interpolated melody from Ray Noble’s legendary jazz standard “Cherokee”.
The single and music video for “Backwards” drop everywhere on Wednesday, February 24th, through Ourros.
A quickly evolving Creative Studio that was born at the University of Southern California, Ourros’ relationship to Kid Hastings is fairly recent. It is evident however that Hastings has taken on a refined artistic approach with the help of the upcoming label. Ourros’ own Ava Doorley actually produced Hastings’ “Call Me Up” music video that was released back in January. Keep up with the company Instagram here.
Kid Hastings, known during the day as Jake McEvoy, produced, wrote, and sang “Backwards” in the comfort of his bedroom. And it will soon be saved in the music libraries of psychedelic pop lovers everywhere.
Cameron DeFaria is a 23-year-old writer and music producer from Los Angeles, CA. He graduated with a Music Industry degree from USC in 2020, where he would spend his weekends DJ’ing renowned LA night clubs, mixing/mastering projects for fellow artists, acting, and working on his solo artist project, “Ry Hill”. Cameron’s favorite music labels consist of Future Classic, OWSLA, and 300 Entertainment.