EARMILK is excited to premiere the latest track from Kids Of The Apocalypse (KOTA) consisting of Stefan Storm, from acclaimed Swedish synthpop group The Sound of Arrows and visual mastermind Ernest Desumbila. KOTA is an enigmatic collective of music/visual artist collaborators. Their latest track, "Midnight In Suburbia," is the first single from KOTA's forthcoming record and features rapper Wes Period. It crafts together various ominous tones, a fresh-to-death beat and weaves it in with vocals that are both menacing as it is alluring. While it's the last track you would want to be hearing while lost alone in the woods, it's the perfect track to spark up with your friends and chill to. It's just as melancholy as it is smooth, which is an overall theme that fans can come to expect from KOTA"s upcoming new record due out later this year.
"We made 'Midnight In Suburbia' to be a bouncy, old school ode to the creepy suburban feel of John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween', David Lynch’s 'Blue Velvet' and Tobe Hooper’s 'Poltergeist'. Set in a familiar setting, suburbia, that changes when the sun goes down and clock strikes midnight. It's a track to listen to when the lights go off and the door is locked shut." Stefan Storm, KOTA
Inspired by the artists he's always loved – bands such as Massive Attack, Goldfrapp and Gorillaz – with Kids Of The Apocalypse, Storm and Desumbila have succeeded in creating a conceptual framework that draws the listener into a world that both subverts and explores our own. There are two lines Storm sings on new track "Better Life", in a moment of pure clarity, that exist both in the world of Kids Of The Apocalypse and outside it. “The world is cruel, so let me be good to you” he coos, a simple, soothing balm that sums up the sense of protection every human being needs.