Some artists' creativity can't be limited to a single genre, idea, or project. San Diego-based artist Kakuyon possesses the sort of moniker-spanning artistry that most artists can only dream of. After spending nearly 5 years honing his artistry, he returns to his inventive artist project with more daring audio charisma than ever before. "Evergreen, Maroon Too" is but a sampler of the cinematic masterpieces of which he is capable, but a sturdy enough sampler to provide music aficionados with plenty to lord over.
A stunning visual, directed by Juan Madrid, utilizes the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean to provide some enigmatic context for the alternative narrative of the track. Never one to drop music at face value, "Evergreen" is a cheeky nod to "my red-green colorblindness" as well as, "how it can be confusing to try and read the true colors of someone you don’t know very well." Buoyed by lush synths and triumphant basslines, the cinematic track feels like entering a hedge maze of musical emotions, never quite sure where to look or turn next.
Leaving art up for interpretation is probably the most basal notion of art in general. Yet sometimes it seems like less and less music is as open-ended as it should be. With Kakuyon, we're presented with infinitely translatable set pieces that explore inwardly and outwardly in turn, and offer a refined musical essence that pushes the idea of boundless, untethered creative expression forward as a whole.