Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Kingdom Calm. In My Mind was released on March 30th, 2023, and is a super-catchy indie rock gem.
Kingdom Calm are from Sydney, Australia and consist of Matt Power on Guitar/Lead Vocal, Sinclair Alexander on Bass/Vocal and Andy Smith on Drums.
In My Mind is a song about being stuck in a loop of prison-of-the-mind thinking. It speaks to the criminality of regret and spending too long figuring out why life isn’t where you think it should be.
The song grabs your attention immediately with a full band sound, funky guitars and a great syncopated rhythm. The vocals have some lovely reverbs on them and have just a touch of Michael Hutchence (INXS) to them. There are some beautifully subtle harmony vocals in the choruses that really help to bolster the lead vocal perfectly.
The choruses are a real stand-out moment in this track. The hi-hat work from the drummer is sublime, and the additional vocals make a huge impact. We love the change-up in rhythm for the choruses as well, ensuring that the listener is totally captivated.
There are some superb sections within this track, and the breakdown chorus that builds is particularly impressive. We love the double chorus to end that is interspersed with some truly dynamic guitar soloing, panned to one side. Once you’ve listened to this track on full blast through your speakers, we’d strongly urge you to go back and take another listen with headphones on. Well worth it!
Ending on a long Hammond note, this song really does have everything needed to make it a hit. A dynamic soundscape, classy musicianship from all members and a chorus that will stay with you and have you humming along for days. Kingdom Calm are gearing up to tour outside of their home city of Sydney, Australia, and we are excited to see them build their fanbase across Australia.
Ideas from our ears
A small cut around 250Hz in the lead vocal would reduce the occasional ‘muddy’ tone. The guitars could use a small cut around 900Hz for some ‘honky’ tones too. Overall, a larger boost centred around 10kHz would increase the brightness and presence in the track. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.
In My Mind was our first introduction to the music of Kingdom Calm and we’re captivated! Great hooks and a fusion of quality influences blend to create a highly enjoyable listen. Recommended!