Kyle Rapps delivers a body of work that is filled with love, pain, heartbreak, and more sex than you could possibly imagine on his latest album titled “Perverse Ramblings”. The 14 track project boasts layers of not just over-the-top sexuality, but bits and pieces of humanity, from singles such as “Fiction” to “Eulogy,”which displayed hints of what to expect from the full project both lyrically and sonically. This is also actually Rapps’ first time producing his own entire effort, and he’s got some serious chops. Not only is his production style perfectly tailored for his eccentric vocals, but he brings a cohesive vision fuelled by noisy synthetics and hard-hitting percussion.
Also, on those aforementioned tracks, Rapps displayed his ability to blend sexed-up bravado with real-life pain, something he really brings to light on “Touch.” Take these lines, for instance: “My mother died of cancer but I’m not looking for no pity/ I’m just movin’ through the city lookin’ for somethin’ real pretty/ When it comes to bein’ a boyfriend, I’m real shitty/ ‘cuz I cheat and act real pissy.”
It’s not all doom and gloom for Rapps, however, because he’s equally as deft at providing levity. That goes for when he turns classic rock songs upside down on “Hallelujah,” “Dust,” and “Horse,” in addition to this fantastic bit from the single “Fiction”: “Woke up to my neighbors playing 36 Chambers/ Then my ex bust through the door like Kramer/ Danger.”
Perverse Ramblings is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms via Rapps’ own imprint, courtesy of EMPIRE Distribution.
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