Rev’s DJ Pick of the Week!
The real-life romantic duo, The Grahams, bring us this week’s DJ pick. The band consists of husband and wife duo Alyssa and Doug Graham. This Nashville based couple brings us a new taste of lusting for escapism in the title track off their third studio album, Kids Like Us. This 2020 release blends multiple genres of alt-pop, folk, and rock to create a unique record that gives the listener nostalgia like none other.
The Grahams released the music video for this single in mid- March amid the beginning of the pandemic panic. This music video is a kaleidoscope of teenage melancholy set in the backdrop of suburbia It also touches on the of the real-life struggles of growing up in a small town that is now plagued with opioid epidemics and climate change issues. “Kids Like Us” knocks down the wall between adolescence and adulthood.
This single is a perfect example of how childhood innocence gets corrupted by the hustle and bustle of real-world issues. Despite the tone being quite upbeat, this song touches on many subjects and obstacles the world faces. The Grahams have a talent for taking Neil Young, and Brian Wilson-esque easy-listening tunes and morphing them into their own modern alt-pop hits.
Check out the duo’s two previous albums along with Kids Like US to see their talent for mixing elements of 70’s soft rock with a folk-pop sound all their own. Keep an eye out for updated tour dates for Kids Like Us; you don’t want to miss these two.
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear the “Kids Like US” by The Grahams featured as Lt. Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week. We want to hear your thoughts, too! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick to tell us if we should keep spinning the record.