these girls just…………
sometimes it just hard to find the right words to pay the proper homage.
the ladies of king are just be-yond! i was hooked since their ep “the story” dropped back in 2011. everyone down to prince was talking about them and we all waited with baited breath for a full album to follow, but we were left to survive off of three songs for two loooooooong long years.
…then “in the meantime” fell out of the sky in 2013.
i was trapped in my apartment for a week as per hurricane sandy and i could not turn it off. i love a midtempo bop jam more than anything in this world, but it’s just something about folk that just flat out sing. sing you to the point that you’re in tears for no reason or prostrate in your prayer closet. besides being incredible vocally, king is nasty with the pen (layman’s terms: they are great songwriters) and they produce their own music. on top of that, they are baddies!!! paris, amber, and anita can get alllllll the hollaz. all’um.
king headlined mocada’s s00per epic ‘soul of brooklyn‘ festival this summer and tore the stage apart so effortlessly. i obviously cut up from the time they landed onstage until they left. yes, i was in the crowd at the front of the stage openly crying when they performed “hey”. whatevs, thugs cry too.
i am so excited for their debut album! an official date hasn’t been released, so in the meeeeeeeantiiiiiiiime, we have this ridiculous vid of them performing “supernatural”.
good luck finishing this alive.