Mellow Fantasy is a real trip through a psychedelic unpredictable world created by the artists that make up Kid Chocolate. The album explores obscure topics and is littered with interesting sound effects and deploys some really mind-altering lyrics. The band is comprised of four members located in Rhode Island. They had a humble beginning that started in a dorm room and now their musical adventure has taken them to venues throughout areas like Boston and Brooklyn.
From the beginning, you can really grasp the eccentricity of the music that makes up Mellow Fantasy. The first track “It Happened at the Mall” is held by a melody of interesting “la la la’s” that structure the song, which is about a weird trip to the local mall. While listening you will notice Kid Chocolate draws together sounds that are reminiscent of beach-rock surf music, as well as alternative shoe-gaze style music because of the weird effects and sounds. The song “DOGG” grabs you from the get-go, it is an ironic ode to the life of a dog; “I’m a dog I’m a dog I’m a do-nothing dog,” and the song even takes a reference to dog heaven. There is a catchy chorus to it and the vocals are what really make the song appealing.
A track titled “Mail-Order Bride” talks about a desire to buy love in order to cure loneliness, it is a deep and serious topic, yet the creativity and candidness behind the band lets the topic be presented in an innovative and comical way. “Nemo” is a funky beachy song that has a cool twang that peeps through the melody periodically and keeps you vibing as it encourages you to “dance with your friends and move your body.” Even more interesting is the track “Creepazoid” which is splattered with words like “ice cream bar” and other strange unrelated allusions. Each song on the album has a similar feel yet after one passes, you are refreshed all over again by the colorful sounds that Kid Chocolate conjures up for the listener.
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