LA singer-songwriter Killiope offers swooning genre-hopping track on toxic love, “Cinnamon,” which explores being so in love with someone that you ignore the red flags. Despite the relatability and pain in the message, the track is crafted as a light-hearted production on blissful ignorance.
Brimming with sultry energy founded on catchy guitar lines and an anthemic chorus, the pop track boasts a darker indie underbelly of layered, slow-burn trap beats, in an impressive encapsulation of Killiope’s experimental and explorative approach to pop music.
Born during a car ride, rooted in the sweet rosy-eyed view of a crumbling relationship, the track manages to exude charm and playful vibes despite a seemingly heart-breaking theme of love gone wrong.
Killiope which came to life as the creative project of passionate musicians Layneybaby, moves through genres with a polished finesse meeting and intriguing earthiness as it amalgamates alternative pop, rock and trap – as it does in the soaring show of his raw talent and energy on “Cinnamon.”