Kinky Jake – Eyes Wide Shut

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Eyes Wide Shut is a new single from artist, Kinky Jake. His bio claims he was “raised in a junk yard by 3 little mice; Zink, Tosh and Lil Uzi Vert,” and this background clearly manifests itself in the song’s resourceful and gritty vibe. Not to be confused with the Stanley Kubrick classic, Eyes Wide Shut is a multi-genre track that blends elements of alternative, rock’n’roll, Americana, and spoken word to create an organic and passionate sound.

Backed by full-bodied and flavorful guitars, Jake’s lyrical delivery is charismatic and expressive. He has just the right type of honest and straightforward voice for this style of music, as he belts out the lyrics with raw sincerity. Catchy phrases like “I’ve been searching for a star, this seems very far” form a narrative that presents as a kind of “anti-hero’s journey.” Eyes Wide Shut would make a great jam to listen to on a cross country road trip. It’s difficult to make accurate comparisons in a case like this, but the tone and pacing reminds me a bit of Modest Mouse. This is honestly very good music. Kinky Jake is a talented songwriter and should try to score a showcase at SXSW, where his style would be well received. This track has all the ingredients of being an indie hit.

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