After hitting us with that Post Malone cover recently, Kid Indigo is back with an original track ‘One Time’.
I can’t help but feel for any musician who hails from Portland, Oregon. The holy-land of American indie boasts a musical heritage that counts The Kingsman, Elliott Smith and The Dandy Warhols among its exports, so the bar is already set enormously high. Luckily, however, Kid Indigo is an artist who sounds like he’s ready to soar.
After a few years plying his trade as the front-man of eclectic indie pop group Foreign Talks, since 2016 Kid Indigo, a.k.a. Madison Fischer, has been steadily stepping out on his own. And with good reason. From the outset, this is a track brimming with confidence, effortlessly cross-stepping from one style to another, from folky handclaps to hip-hop beats and an infectiously catchy, twinkling pop synth line that’ll no doubt be sitting in your ears for days afterwards. It’s a seamless blend, held together with an extremely impressive talent for melody.
Yet despite this marriage of myriad styles, this, perhaps paradoxically, is about as straightforward a pop song as you’re likely to hear. With simple, singalong lyrics and squeaky-clean production values suggesting mainstream ambitions, ‘One Time’ sounds destined to reverberate around summer festival fields for years to come.