Arriving at the intersection of metal, punk, and melodic dubstep, RIP Kenny is the soundtrack to your adventure. Following three lead singles “Letting Go,” “Lost,” and “Thought I Knew You,” the mountaineer musician returns with “i’m ok alone” – the final single to his aptly-titled debut album ‘Escapism.’
One of dubstep’s most compelling new voices, RIP Kenny’s grit and intensity is poignant. His unusual, yet refreshing take on the genre taps into spaces unknown as he arms heavy electronic drops with metal cadences and punk-rock finishes. Following the album’s most punk-centric cut “Thought I Knew You,” RIP Kenny’s next up is a stylish amalgamation of his most prominent musical influences. A slow-burning, electronic-rock gem with static synths, longing alternative vocals, and euphoric crescendos, “i’m ok alone” is Escapism’s most accessible and melodic track yet. Told from his perspective, each track taken from Escapism is a story of life, leisure, love, and loss in the majestic and unforgiving Oregon mountainscapes. A wordsmith and conceptual sound bender, RIP Kenny is ushering in the new vanguard of dubstep and metal.
“To me, ‘i’m ok alone’ had always felt like the turning point in the album’s story — there’s this mood shift, a sense of space and adventure, so I knew I wanted to go a bit deeper with the story lyrically. The 3 acts it chronicles flow through this journey of becoming your true self, releasing the binds to a past life you can’t get back. Finding a new home in the mountains, reckoning with the fact you’re alone (with increasingly begrudging acceptance through each verse), culminating with one final face-off against your demons where your new home (potentially) comes alive to save you — creating this cathartic moment as you finally realize you escaped, escaped your past, escaped your fear, escaped all these chains of torment that bound you and held you from becoming your destiny.” – RIP Kenny
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