I recently wrote an article for Two Story Melody on whether artists should pick a genre, examining all the pros and cons of choosing a particular style and sticking to it. It seems that All types of kinds decided that the cons outbalance the pros and stayed true to their name.
The New York quartet was a Rap/Hip-hop sounding item back in 2017, when they released the album, Leaping with intent to fly, under the name Billy Conahan, who is one of the band members. However, Leaping with intent to fly was already suggesting a future change in sound with the acoustic-pop track The Midnight Train, placed in the middle of the record. The 'rappiness' gradually got lighter throughout 2017 with the singles Colorblind and Game of Telephone. Fast forward to February 2018, when the band released Love Songs (Or Songs for your Ex), it became clear that the New York musicians had gone fully indie-pop.
Am I trying too hard to categorise All types of kinds's music? Perhaps, quite rightly, the band thinks of genre as a set of conventions invented by music industry professionals and music bloggers like me, just so that a box could be ticked. Perhaps, quite rightly, the band members are simply following their hearts and inspiration, wherever they lead them.
In any case, Love Songs (Or Songs for your Ex) is really worth a listen. A collection of soppy, delusional songs, they found a special place in my emo heart. The EP includes acoustic (lost) love ballads with heartfelt choruses. The A cappella ending to Lucky one will break your ex's heart (as well as your own) and when you will play Keep in touch, you'll slow dance in tears in your room..
I don't know what you mean when you say you're slipping out of the scene - People leave without calling...
Keep in touch with me but not like before - Are you happier than I was?
The lyrics are spinning in my head...
Find below two music videos of songs taken from the EP.