The lead single from Moore Kismet’s debut album has arrived—stream ‘Rumor’
The LP’s lead single, “Rumor” with WYN, brandishes Kismet’s raw, amplified production. Bass threads the track, which takes an avant-garde approach to trap and future bass. Prior to the one-off’s release, Kismet explained that “Rumor” was inspired by their experience coming out as an LGBTQ+ individual. Kismet said,
“‘Rumor’ is a song that I started when I was 14, around the first time I publicly came out as an LGBTQ+ individual. I was receiving a lot of hatred and unkindness from people who I didn’t even know saying that I shouldn’t exist, that I should repent, that I was using my sexuality and gender identity for clout, and other horrible things. To make matters worse, when I tried coming out to my dad, he decided to give me a near 2- hour lecture about the ‘perks’ of being straight and why being gay and trans is wrong. It ruptured our relationship in an irreparable way, but that feeling I had after that call and the feeling that I had from the comments I’d received is what inspired the song.
When I hit up Madeleine [WYN], the lyrics and melodies that we wrote together brought a whole new meaning to the song. I’m so proud of what we’ve written together and the story that this song tells. I hope that anyone who listens to ‘Rumor’ can find the strength within them to push past the hatred, the struggles, and the hardships. It gets better. It always will.”
“Rumor” is a promising preview of what remains to come on Kismet’s debut LP, which landed among our most-anticipated long-forms of the new year.
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