Ghanaian-Australian sister duo Kinder have just dropped their new track, Bus Stop, and it'll get your body moving. You won't be able to help yourself.
The track pays tribute to Kinder's father, Kofi, and is a tale about "African Time", which refers to the way Kofi interprets time. It's a sweet tale, and one that'll make you smile.
The track mixes Kinder's knack for exciting pop writing, with a beat that's perfect for a nightclub DJ set. The result is a track that'll lift your mood, and fill you with the energy to take on your next task. The song pulsates as it moves towards the climax, which stamps the song as festival-ready.
Speaking about the track, the pair says, “On this track we wanted to explore a darker, late night energy that we thrive on at our live shows. Once we found a beat with the right attitude, the melodies and words flowed effortlessly. Similar to the lyrics in the song, we had "no shame" when writing this, we just let the song run wild.”
The track also features a video that was directed by Ribal Hosn, with styling by Kurt Johnson. It's a video that simulates the experience of being at a sweaty nightclub, dancing the night away. The pair deftly switch looks, which have been constructed by their world-class team.
Lebanon-born, Melbourne-based director Ribal Hosn is one of Australia's leading fashion filmmakers, and has worked with the likes of Vogue, i-D and more. He's also worked alongside global music stars like St. Vincent and Joey Bada$$, as well as local heroes like The Veronicas and Cub Sport, and his decision to work with Kinder is a testament to their music, and their vision.
Meanwhile, Sydney-based stylist Kurt Johnson has worked with artists like Charli XCX and Daine, as well as been featured in publications like Oyster and Paper. You can also check out his Instagram here to see how he's inspiring the next generation of queer stylists.
Speaking about the shoot, the pair says, “Ribal was incredible to work with. Shoot day was so fluid, it was like improvising music but with visuals. He was so quickly and effortlessly switching between looks and vibes with the camera set ups. Watching back the first few raw takes on the day, we could tell there was something really great happening.”
The pair will be heading on tour soon, and playing a range of shows in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australia, as well as part of Snow Machine Festival in New Zealand. You can take a look at the dates below to find out which show is closest to you.
Check out Bus Stop below. It's a great track to listen to when you need a pick-me-up, because it's a great burst of energy. We can all use that every now and then.
CATCH KINDER LIVE:
Saturday June 5th – Poof Doof, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday June 12th – Poof Doof, Sydney, NSW
Saturday July 3rd – Uni Bar, University of Hobart, TAS
Saturday August 28th – Fresh Produce Festival, Maitland Showground, Maitland NSW
Wednesday 8th – Saturday September 11th – Snow Machine Festival, Queenstown, New Zealand
Saturday October 23rd - Wine Machine – Swan Valley, Perth WA