NOà‹P Enlists Emily Roberts For "Kids," an Infectious Call to Arms
"We're just kids so what the fuck" will be stuck in my brain for quite some time now. NOà‹P enlists Emily Roberts for the hard-hitting "Kids." To say I love this one is an understatement. The laidback production combined with Emily's soulful voice makes this song a must-listen.
The intro showcases Emily's powerful voice with lyrics like, "I fill my lungs with smoke, believe the fire can be outrun" and "I look up to the stars waiting for the damage to be undone." NOà‹P and Emily make it clear early on that this is not just a great song but a message to be heard.
As kids, we're numb to what's going on around us - unconscious to a world where the "monsters" are hidden by our adults. Then, all of a sudden, the naivety disappears and you wake up one day and aren't prepared for what you're facing. And that's exactly what NOà‹P and Emily are talking about here, a message that rings especially true on our dying planet. The pair wrote this track around when Trump decided to leave the Paris Agreement and in their eyes, "That was it."
There's a playfulness in the song that juxtaposes the shitshow the majority of us are living in. The lyrics hit both sides of the coin, "past the point of no return, but we keep going on," singing about how what we have done is irreversible, and then following it up with, "I know we will never learn, at least we're having fun."
“Kids" is a catchy and soulful call to action on climate change. With a lively beat, great lyrics, and a purpose behind it all, this is not one to skip over.
Watch the "Kids" video below: