September 12, 2012 To Kill A King – Choices
I know we’ve been a bit heavy on the music videos lately, but this one here is something special. To Kill A King, the writers of this song are of a similar vain as the band Dry the River. At times, they’re as folksy as can be: beautiful harmonies, fingered guitar parts, soft mallet drums. And, at other times, they’ll rock as hard as any band out there: belting out shouts of joy or regret, vamping on a hot and distorted electric, cymbals crashing. They’re lively and dynamic and it is never more apparent than in this video. During this Ralph’s Balcony session, To Kill a King perform their song “Choices.” It starts w/ a single musician playing a guitar and singing quietly. Then enters a female vocalist for a beautiful but short duet. The song quickly escalates from there into an all out orchestrated explosion of sounds as many different group combine, emphasizing the complexity and wholeness that To Kill a King brings to their music. Check it out above, and if you like it you can download their EP here. This isn’t the sound you hear every day.