Listen to Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s poignant new album ‘The Kid’
Hieratic analog landscapist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith broke out last year by way of her dulcetly delivered synthesizer-led album, EARS. Now, in her sixth full-length studio album, The Kid, Smith creates a sweeping and considerably accessible work that details the intensive concept of human life.
Fortunately, the cinematically aligned sonic venture explores the human relationship quite naturally. In moving from childhood to adulthood by way of employing lush, cosmic swoops and honeyed vocals, Smith has devised an avant-garde piece that’s neither too daring in its experimentation, nor washed over in its context. The Kid manages to hit a difficult mark — it is both a cerebral and poignant work of art.