KYD THE BAND SEASON 3: THE REALIZATION: TRACK BY TRACK
Oct 16, 2020
Alt-pop singer-songwriter Kyd The Band (aka Devin Guisande) relinquished his newest project this morning – Season 3: The Realization – in the form of a six track voyage through his mind as he offers up most vulnerable parts of himself discussing heartbreak, self-reflection , loss, and an abundance of truth. Each song emerging as a new version of himself, wiser, more perceptive and more accepting than the last.
Words being his greatest tool, Devin offered to us a breakdown of each sentiment contained within this EP. So, buckle up, keep your ears open and your heart willing, put on this EP and experience Season 3( : The Realization) with us in the artist’s own words.
When I write a song about heartbreak it’s never from a romantic place. Fortunately for me that’s an area of my life that has been a bright light, and I know I’m lucky to be able to say that. My experiences with pain and hurt have always been tied to family and religion and my relationships in those spaces. And so “Corridors” is about one of those events in the latter, and how I’ve made a place permanently in my mind for that person and experience that seems like it’s always going to be there.
A little bit ago, my wife lost her grandfather. He had some minor health issues and had to go to the hospital, but it was supposed to be an in-and-out kind of thing and not serious at all. Out of nowhere his condition worsened and became critical, and within two days he passed away. I remember watching my wife go from just getting a normal family update “Just so you know, grandpa had to go into the hospital but he’ll be fine” to getting blindsided a day later by the “He’s critical and you need to get here today and say goodbye” call. That kind of experience has happened to me before but this was the first time I’ve been there while it was happening to the person I love more than anyone. I wanted to fix it, I wanted it to be okay, I wanted to have an explanation, I wanted any other thing than what reality was so bad for her. But I couldn’t do a single thing, and that taught me that maybe sometimes when bad things happen to someone the only thing and best thing you can do is to be there for them as they go through it.
This song is a big part of the message of identity and self-acceptance that I’m trying to get across with this entire EP. Yes, I am the son of a preacher and was raised to have faith. Yes, I am the oldest sibling and a huge reason why my music even exists is because of the connection between my brother and I through song. Yes, I decided to go down a different path from the one that I was raised to follow. Yes, I’ve done a lot of things I’m proud of and not proud of, but all of this has helped make me into who I am, and nobody can change that or take it away from me.
Love Someone Else
This is actually the oldest song on this EP, I wrote it almost 4 years ago. At the time I had just started really touring and so being gone for a long period of time was a new dynamic for my relationship. When you’re not together for months on end you realize a lot about yourself and the other person individually as it relates to being together.
Make It In America
When I was 16 my family lost everything. Our house, cars, furniture, you name it. That opened my eyes to how easily money can come and go and what’s actually important, but it also made me want to chase success in a way that could give me security. Knowing all that I still find myself getting way too caught up in the pursuit of success and money, and losing sight of the things that matter.
The Way The World Is
I know it goes without saying, but this year has been the year from hell. There’s so much pain and hurt, and it feels like the world is burning to the ground. And sadly it doesn’t look like it is going to change any time soon. I don’t know how everyone is dealing with the things going on, but I know for me there are more days than not where I’m completely submerged and overwhelmed with hopelessness and the only reason I’ve been able to get by is that I have someone that I love so deeply.
- Breakdown Devin Guisande (aka Kyd the Band)
- Photography Garret Hayes