Kicks ‘n’ Licks – Mind feat. Lauren Hunter (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Bass duo Kicks ‘n’ Licks returned to a tried-and-true partnership with classical pianist-turned-producer MitiS for “Mind,” the second single off of their Young Mind EP. The EP release wraps up the group’s recent national tour, which was supported by Bad Royale.
“Mind” is a markedly lighter composition than the group is known for, partially due to the bright vocal topline of newcomer Lauren Hunter. Piano chords and synth riffs form the structure of the almost-whimsical melody, while light percussion laces through the breakdown which feels more suited to mid-summer than mid-winter. Kicks ‘n’ Licks’ bass backbone shines throughout the track, albeit with impressively subtle restraint.