by ZENO P
Kid Travis is undeniable. He’s got his music down to a science. Each song is carefully formulated to produce serotonin in any (I mean it when I say any) listener’s brain. You might claim to hate pop music, but you’ll still like Won’t Let Me Go. It’s not that there’s tons of ear candy, or that he panders to basic taste - Kid Travis just makes really good music.
Won’t Let Me Go starts off with a bouncy bass guitar and cute xylophone, reminiscent of the whistling on Peter Bjorn and John’s Young Folks. But that’s not why we’re listening. Travis’ vocals are exactly what you’d expect (and want) from any Top 40 contemporary pop artist. His voice is a crisp tenor, treated with just the right amount of autotune, decorated with perfectly placed harmonies. Charlie Puth, The Weeknd, and Post Malone all come to mind. But you’re not a fan of those artists? You’re lying!
It’s no surprise that Kid Travis has received nods from big names like Post Malone and Bryson Tiller. His songs, production and performance are major label material, despite being an independent artist. “You should have never let me in, maybe that was your fault,” he sings. Haters feel free to hate, but it’s only a matter of time until Kid Travis gets his songs stuck in your head.