The Lead Single Off Indie-Electronic Artist Kevowah’s Debut EP Is A Vibrant, Dance-Ready Introduction To One Of Dallas’ Most Exciting New Acts.
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Kevowah – “Here We Go”
What Else You Should Know: At the top of the month, Arlington-based indie-electronic solo artist Kevin Serrano aka Kevowah dropped his debut EP, and it’s worth keeping on your radar.
I say keeping because if you’re plugged into my weekly playlist series, you have likely already heard a couple of his songs from the new EP filled in among some of Dallas’ best new music.
Aptly titled Episode One, Kevowah’s six-song EP is awash with vibrant, crunchy synth and pedal-heavy guitar licks, and “Here We Go” elevates this at the EP’s core. The song bursts open with nearly two minutes of cosmic instrumental runs before a brief disclaimer verse from Serrano that leads with “I’m not gonna say too much/I Just wanna say this one thing/I have enjoyed my time with you.”
Though terse on “Here We Go,” Serrano’s vocals draw kin to Phoenix’s Thomas Mars, delivered in a sort of high-pitched, lackadaisical haze. But where the energy is subdued vocally, the track’s sonic dynamic is splashy with influences of modern indie-psychedelic a la Tame Impala and undertones of funk.
What Kevowah brews on the song never feels derivative, though. “Here We Go” is ripe with Serrano’s own blend of dance-inducing melodies.
This is the stuff of an indie electro-pop darling in the making.