Sol kicks off his latest release with a simple phrase: real shit. And he proceeds to lay out a fundamentally simple – and very real – manifesto regarding the state of the world we live in today and the changes that must be made in order to leave a better world for the kids to inhabit.
While the Seattle-based Sol has proven himself highly capable of creating uplifting, energetic party anthems, he takes a different route with “The Kids”. Although the vibes are still positive, and the track is saturated with hope rising from the despair, Sol’s latest drop comes from a place of dissatisfaction with a number of issues facing our society and world right now. Rather than wallow in the misery of the climate around him, Solzilla picks himself up and holds himself accountable – change, after all, starts with the individual.
From there, through our personal actions, the waves of change have the potential to ripple out and take hold of others. Indeed, this is how man moves mountains.
“The Kids” will resonate with fans due to it’s socially conscious and thought-provoking content, presented through Sol’s distinctive delivery. It’s a call to action, motivating listeners to look in the mirror and begin taking real steps to invoke change in the world. Being a keyboard warrior or a hashtag activist is easy – but stepping up, changing the way you live and actively moving through life with the intentions of thinking, living and acting out of love is how we create a better world for the kids and for everyone else around us.
Sol included this message along with the release of the song, giving listeners some context regarding the inspiration for “The Kids”:
“The Kids” features production from Elan Wright, Nima Skeemz and Teal Douville. The sonically pleasing trombone comes courtesy of Greg Kramer, and Camila Recchio assists with the backup vocals.
Listen to “The Kids” below.