KENNYHOOPLA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “plastic door//’
OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERED TODAY WITH CLASH
FORTHCOMING DEBUT EP how will i rest in peace if I’m buried by a highway?// OUT MAY 15TH
LISTEN TO “plastic door//” HERE
WATCH “plastic door//” HERE
FOLLOWS SUCCESS OF EP TITLE TRACK, CURRENTLY CHARTING IN TOP 20 AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO IN CANADA AND THE US
“The song’s new wave energy makes a perfect backdrop to his on-stage antics, it’s a propulsive banger bursting at the seams with life.” -THE FADER
“His most recent few songs are his best yet, and the evolving sound is starting to lay the foundation for a genre-agnostic artist with ambitions beyond following the latest trends.” -PIGEONS & PLANES
“On [the] new EP, the new talent presents his brand of what he calls ‘new wave nostalgia’. Basically indie-disco smashers.” -NME
(May 13, 2020) – Genre-bending and alternative breakout artist, KennyHoopla, releases his latest single “plastic door//” via Mogul Vision/Arista Records. Listen HERE. The song has already received support from Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1), CLASH and Pigeons & Planes. Alongside the track is the official music video which KennyHoopla shot DIY-style during quarantine in Wisconsin, out today!
The rising star’s newest track is off his forthcoming debut EP, how will i rest in peace if i’m buried by a highway?// out this Friday, May 15th. The EP title track is currently charting in the Top 20 at Alternative Radio in Canada and the US, and is being played on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. The song was highlighted as Zane Lowe’s ‘World First’ on Beats 1. Rapidly gaining international attention, KennyHoopla was featured on Jack Saunders ‘Jack’s Tips for 2020’ show on BBC Radio 1 in February, forecasting the best new artists for the new year. Live on the show, Saunders predicted: “This guy is going to be the most exciting prospect out of everyone who we play for 2020 in terms of new bands and artists coming forward.
Along with the success of the title track, the second single off the EP, called “the world is flat and this is the edge//” produced by Midwestern pop du, Now Now, has received high praise from new fans and critics alike. Consequence of Sound said, “his interwoven beat mutates from synth-pop to experimental indie in unexpected, tangled, streamlined ways. The combination makes for an unexpected listen, to say the least.” Hypebeast proclaimed, “It’s hard to put KennyHoopla into a genre. The Cleveland, Ohio-bred artist is nostalgic, heartbroken all while remaining tapped into the present moment’s emotionality.” CLASH praised KennyHoopla’s music to date as ‘impossible to position, yet difficult to ignore’ and ‘utterly unique.’
DIY singer-songwriter KennyHoopla took his wavy, genre-agnostic indie sound from motel room recordings to packed out shows in 2019 with breakout single “Lost Cause//“and a go-for-it, all-or-nothing mentality. The Cleveland-born, Wisconsin-based performer, Kenneth La’ron aka KennyHoopla (inspired by a scene in Spongebob, no less), started making music just three years ago in a rare collision of artistic synergy. “I used to breakdance, I used to paint, I used to do photography. I thought if I could conquer every art medium, I’d get closer to it,” says Kenny. “Something in me kept telling me it was time to make music.” Born in Cleveland, he grew up absorbing a diverse variety of music, art and breakdancing; The Drums, Funeral Suits, Common and Teen Suicide are credited as some of his greatest influences. His music is intimate, thoughtful and self-labeled as “new wave nostalgia.” KennyHoopla has performed alongside Injury Reserve, Jack Harlow, Omar Apollo, Trapo, Yung Gravy, Alex Wiley, Beabadobee, Yoshi Flower and Gabriel Black.
KennyHoopla’s debut EP how will i rest in peace if i’m buried by a highway?// is out this Friday, May 15th.
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