KALEIDO: Pretending Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:16 by madseason
Kaleido - Pretending

Detroit Rock veterans Kaleido have released a new single and video Pretending, an emotional and empowering song about mental health issues.

The song was co-produced with Michael Martenson & Jake Cemer (Boys Of Fall).

Singer Christina Chriss says of Pretending: "The only thing harder than the actual internal battle with anxiety, depression or addiction is faking a smile and pretending you’re fine on the outside. Especially after you’ve gathered the courage to speak up and someone tells you to “get over it”. I want you to know, it’s okay to not be okay; It’s okay to talk about it and it’s okay to reach out for help. Through my own struggles I wrote this song and I hope that it reaches everyone who has ever felt this way and needs to hear it: 'ITS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY SOMETIMES'."

Pretending is the first single off of the upcoming new EP NO RLY...IM FINE, to be released on July 19.

Watch the video for Pretending now clicking on the image.

Kaleido - My Enemy

Stalwart Detroit rockers Kaleido have just released their brand new single My Enemy.

The trials and tribulations of being rock n' roll survivors in an ever-changing Music business has made Kaleido stronger and tougher, and that is reflected in this muscular new single, which was produced by Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Pop Evil, Megadeth, Adelitas Way).

Kaleido are on the road as part of the Summer Soul Collection Tour with September Mourning to support the release.

Watch the video for My Enemy clicking on the image now.

Kaleido - Die Tryin'

If you like female-fronted bands, then you better check out Kaleido, a five-piece act from Detroit, with a huge rock sound that embeds elements of pop, funk, country, r&b and more.

As aptly written in the press release, Kaleido is reminiscent of the piss-and-vinegar, stadium rock of a young Guns N' Roses crossed and fused with the lovable, fun and energetic sensibilities of an early No Doubt.

Named Best Band in Detroit by Real Detroit Weekly in both 2013 & 2014, plus having won two Detroit Music Awards in 2015 for "Outstanding Rock/Pop Group" and "Outstanding Rock Recording" for their second independent EP Unbreakable, Kaleido have since taken their show on the road, lighting up stages on the Van's Warped Tour, Rockstar Uproar Festival, Summerfest & CMJ Music Marathon and opened for Aerosmith, Slash, Kid Rock, The Offspring, Sammy Hagar, Evanescence, Halestorm, Twenty One Pilots, Living Colour and many others.

Kaleido's debut full-length album Experience was released last May 19 on Luxor Records and features the leading single Love And War: co-written by and featuring Dryden Mitchell of Alien Ant Farm, this song won an unprecedented 27 nights on 89x The New Rock Alternative People's Choice, and was consequently retired as the most winning song of all time on the station.

Also included in Experience are the two following single from the band: the melodic rocker with a reggae bassline Trouble In Paradise and the 80's oriented hard rocker Die Tryin (click on the image to watch the video).

Stream Experience on Spotify and discover a band on its way to stardom.