I woke up this morning to a rainy day in South Carolina, and to the pain of the University of South Carolina defeating Clemson in football for the first time in nine years.
A sad day nonetheless.
However, I had completely forgotten that Kody West dropped a new album on Friday, titled Circles, and my day went from mid to great in approximately 33 minutes and one second.
Now if you aren’t too familiar with West, it’s time you get started.
The guy is one of the best vocalists and up and coming Texas country rockers in the game right now.
Ever since last year, the guy has slowly released single after single, like “Buried Alive,” “Let You Go,” the title track, and “Falling,” and it was apparent that a new album was inevitable at some point.
Early last week, he teased in a tweet saying:
“New album week”
And sure enough it dropped, and it is ELECTRIC.
We’ve seen a number of different styles from West, as his first EP Higher Ground and 2017 Green Album definitely lean more towards country rock music, but his latest two projects, like his 2020 Overgrown album and now Circles, will have you reminiscing on the days of early 2000s alternative rock.
Needless to say, it’s a testament to his versatility, and how he can sing nearly any genre imaginable.
Circles is an album full of deep self reflection, as he sings about struggles in relationships, and also battles he takes on with himself, giving us an opportunity to tap into the mind of West himself.
Get ready, I have a feeling it’s only a matter of time before West becomes a household name across America.