UK songwriter explores nostalgia in indie-pop gem
Returning with a new sound and fresh outlook, Newcastle-raised RJ Thompson explores retro sounds in a stunning new single. Now co-producing his releases, the new single ‘Kids’ takes on a more stylised and nuanced direction.
RJ has spent the past six months working on his new sound from his home studio in Newcastle. Keen to explore modern issues of mental health, politics and social problems in his music, “Kids” is an absolutely radiant indie-pop gem.
“I had a pretty clear vision when I started writing again. I wanted everything to be very autobiographical. Very honest. This was one of the first tracks that came out of my first writing session. It follows the story of my relationship with my wife, “RJ explained. “we’ve been together since we were kids, been through literally everything that life throws at us together. But we still feel like two kids. I’ve never really felt like a “proper” grown up. It also touches on a few mental health related things, which is a subject that crops up throughout a lot of my new songs. Stylistically, this is the first time I’ve really had a proper hands on role in the production process, alongside my co-producer Adam Sinclair. I wanted these new tracks to feel like you are looking at an old photograph. Nostalgic but with a modern twist.”
Listen to kids below.