Kindness balances sultry and funky with new song
Adam Bainbridge, otherwise known as Kindness, has shared his new song “That’s Alright,” which officially gets its release on September 2. The track is featured on the artist’s debut album World, You Need a Change of Mind.
The British dance maestro starts the song off with a sultry saxophone solo and breaks down into some of his favorite dance cuts from Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder and Afrika Bambaataa circa 1985.
Bainbridge was first discovered when his covers of The Replacements’ "Swingin Time" and the theme to the British TV series EastEnders surfaced online. Being born into a family with a DJ for a father and a mother who was classified as a “jazz nerd,” Bainbridge developed an eclectic taste in music, being inspired by everything from funk to punk. This musical diversity is clearly embodied in his music.
Some may think he is merely paying tribute to his influences, although there’s more exploration involved in what he’s trying to accomplish with his work. One person who has collaborated with Bainbridge and understands his focus is Philippe Zdar of Cassius. He has come to realize that Kindness’ music is more about generating a reconstruction of his influential muses, rather than simply using samples to refer to their works.
|Kindness - That's Alright (Zane Lowe Radio 1 Live Session)|