Kit Kazar is the solo project of Taylor McCleskey from Beach Tiger. Taylor tells us “At first I thought this was going to be a 60s-influenced venture but the more songs I write under the Kit Kazar name the more I realize I don’t need to box myself into one specific style, or genre.” So true. Creativity does not need to be put in a box. ‘Spell’ is latest single from his EP “The Sun Has Seen It All Pt. 1” that was released yesterday 20th April.
‘Spell’ does not waste any time with an intro, it starts with a catchy hook and vocals that instantly drew me to start tapping my foot and nodding my head. The lyrics are simply telling the one you love that you are under their spell and love them. Kit Kazar’s intention is to have some fun. “I wrote a simple three-word bio for my Soundcloud profile, ‘Let’s have fun,’ and that’s really my only aim here.” I definitely will keep on listening to Kit Kazar as his songs sure fo make me happy. A super talented friendly artist that is worth keeping an eye on.
More info about Kit Kazar
Best known through the Indie-Pop quartet Beach Tiger, Taylor McCleskey (a.k.a. Kit Kazar), has unplugged his synthesizer and retreated to his bedroom studio in pursuit of a more raw/impromptu rock sound for his latest solo project. “Pretty much anything goes,” says McCleskey. “At first I thought this was going to be a 60s-influenced venture but the more songs I write under the Kit Kazar name the more I realize I don’t need to box myself into one specific style, or genre.” Having played in bands for the last decade McCleskey explains his decision to go solo and why he’s opted for a closed-door policy regarding his creative process. “The thought of creating, and finishing, something all on my own has always been insanely intriguing to me. Even when I was in a band I found myself sneaking secret songs off to the side. I guess it was because I was afraid of what other people might do to them in a collaborative environment. I’m such a people-pleaser and extremely sensitive to feedback so by not letting anyone else hear, or influence, these songs until they’re finished they can actually turn out exactly as I heard them in my head. For each layer/instrument of a song, I limit myself to short recording sessions. I’ve found that your first creative instincts are usually best and there’s something freeing about only have five takes to choose from. I wrote a simple three-word bio for my Soundcloud profile, ‘Let’s have fun,’ and that’s really my only aim here.”