Saturday, March 19, 2016

"Cause Baby I'm Fragile, Fragile, Fragile"

It's crazy to think that we're now five singles deep on Kygo's upcoming Cloud Nine album with two full months to go before its release. The most recent of the five singles, Fragile, takes on a much different vibe than his previous releases. Normally you'd expect some bubbly synths and Tropical House rhythms from Kygo. Instead, we got an emotionally deep ballad that leans heavily on the somber vocals of Labrinth. For further context, check out the debut performance of the track on Senkveldt TV2...

While it's never going to be my favorite Kygo track, I appreciate the ways he's trying to expand the perception of what music he's capable of making. Sure, he might have helped pioneer Trop House, but that doesn't mean it should be the only type of music he makes. The underlying punchline here is that Kygo is a great producer of music, not just one type of music. Undoubtedly, Fragile is a power ballad directly aimed at Top 40 radio, but every album needs a few tracks that people can latch onto and sing along with. There's plenty of broken people out there who are going eat up these lyrics and turn it into a personal anthem. Chalk this one up to another solid addition to an album that's shaping up to be one of the better releases in the past few years...#Fragile

Kygo feat Labrinth - Fragile


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