And the samples sold me, to the point where I bought two of the songs from the EP (extended play). I've listened to the samples over and over again, relishing in the sweetness and variety of sounds. So finally, I ended up buying Young North (another EP), and the other day I completed this EP (Woodland) and purchased a song from their full debut album, States.
I'm not exactly sure how to classify The Paper Kites' music. I'm not sure they even want to label themselves, as their Facebook simply notes in the bio section, "Hello, we're The Paper Kites, we play songs." Well, it doesn't get much simpler and unclassifiable than that. ;) But Amazon goes with Folk and Singer-Songwriter, and I'm cool with that genre association.
Their music is just...smooth. Ethereal. It creates its own atmosphere, one that's contemplative and nostalgic and tender. Take a listen:
I currently have "Bloom" on my Morning Glory soundtrack page, as I just love the sound and theme for the hopeful thread of my WIP.
Here are two other songs I really enjoy ("Featherstone" and "St. Clarity"):
- Have you heard of The Paper Kites? What do you think of this type of music?
- What are your thoughts on music videos? To be honest, as much as I love dissecting themes in stories and poems, music videos often seem to stretch beyond any connections I ever would make... The last two above, especially, are not exactly what I picture when I hear the lyrics. ;) Even still, the music videos are like an art form in their own right, and as a separate creation, I'm rather enchanted.