Orlando, Florida’s Tarek Kasmi has released the first single from his upcoming Lightbringers EP. A lyric video for the song, entitled “Hail To The King,” is now live on Kasmi’s YouTube channel.
Produced by Gold record producer James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Underoath, Paramore), Lightbringers marks a transition in Kasmi’s career towards more sophisticated song structures and honest, outspoken lyrical commentary. “Hail To The King” introduces listeners to this move with upbeat, sunny pop/rock reminiscent of 50’s doo-wop, topped off with sarcastic lyrics that mock our ultra-regulated modern society.
When asked about the unusual combination of such harsh lyrics with cheery instrumentation, Kasmi responded, “The lyrics are basically poking fun at how little freedom we actually have left today; for me, happy pop music just makes the sarcastic tone that much more in-your-face.”
“Hail To The King” is currently available on iTunes. Listeners can expect an alternate version of the song as a freebie in the near future. For more news and updates, please visit http://www.tarekkasmi.com/.
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