Attention fans of Jon Brion and Badly Drawn Boy, you will dig “Mise En Abyme”.

The video and song “Mise En Abyme” is a layered, catchy studio creation. A Big Yes and a small no’s Kevin Kendrick does a fine job harmonizing with himself and co-starring with himself in the video. It’s a very fine headphone track that blossoms and grows into an earworm.

It’s very impressive, both the song and the video. It must have taken a very long time. So we asked Kendrick the obvious question, what took longer, the track or the video?

“Well, since I had total control on the song and am a perfectionist, the song took more time!,” Kendrick responded. “The full band basics were only a day, but I spent probably 10 full days over the course of several months doing the acoustic guitar, vocals, and that one horn hit, just really trying to capture the through-the-looking-glass vibe I was envisioning when I was first inspired to write the song after reading Jean-Paul Sartre’s (who coined the term) writings about existence and reality. Jake Hess, Michael Santa Cruz, and Dave Novarro really worked hard to capture that vibe without doing an obvious mirror-in-front-of-a-mirror ‘Mise En Abyme’ which I appreciated.” Once you listen, spending a day tracking one horn hit makes sense.

See A Big Yes and a small no this spring. It’ll be interesting to see how this translates live.

Apr 17 – Bridgeport, CT – The Acoustic

Apr 18 – New York, NY – Berlin

Apr 20 – Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House

May 03 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall

May 04 – New Hope, PA – John and Peter’s

 

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