Calamity The Kid are an LA trio aiming to bring an ornate, indie rock style to combat is Millennial depression. While previous, American generations “seemed” to have more to hope for, when it comes to Millennials, our optimism has been rightfully replaced discontent. Yet, “How did we get here?” is not the question they embrace as much as “Where are we?”
Do you need know to history to know all about the present? This is a good, sincere challenge when trying to understand how the American Dream was revealed for its delusions. When it lost its capacity to be real is a tough marker considering it was never, necessarily, accessible to all. Calamity The Kid’s Late Bloomer discusses how Millennials have seemingly been cut not only from the American Dream but also adulthood.
From living with your parents at 29, “American Muscle” to dealing with the coldness and over-sexualized nature of a dating app, “F*ckboys”, or battling mass, generational apathy, Calamity The Kid are (not) here for it all. Personally, I find Millennials are a very caring generations that focuses on social justice, but our methods (social media) are, definitely, rocking the world of activism. This could explain why Sam Doniger’s fresh voice tosses between being untamed and feeling emotional confined. As he go through “All I Can Do”, you hear the spirit/ vocals of a twenty-something eager to change the world, but too disappointed over how it works.
The intrigue of Late Bloomer as an album is that it reveals how American youth feels duped. Millennials were raised by “hippie” parents that promoted free love, but, somewhere along the line, everyone got lost amongst the injustices and debts that plague American Reality. Instrumentally, Calamity The Kid represent the loss of faith in the future, by spiking their chords with bitter wanes and bopping their baselines like they are our punching bills. While the album is certainly fun, its ability to texturize youthful angst for its sonics worth is something to listen. For More Information On Calamity The Kid Click Here.