Kristin Kontrol has shared previously un-released b-side “Baby Are You In” which was recorded during the sessions for her album X-Communicate.
Drawing from a myriad of influences, the album contained elements of everything from Tiffany/Debbie Gibson mall-pop to darker, synth –heavy new wave. It’s a combination that could have been noxious by Kristin carried it off an infitine amount of charm and killer hooks. X-Communicate was a masterclass in looking back without becoming a pastiche.
Kristin had this to say about the track: “…I really regret not including it on the album. It was super fun to make - Kurt Feldman and I let loose on the production, trying to pin down that nebulous aggression from Evil Heat-era Primal Scream, but let it cork off the party at the end. It’s my favorite to perform live; I really feel the lyrics…’I wake up with the sun on my face, I call this moment "morning grace.' I wanna kiss the light cuz it's one day later, the night's lost its tenure, I slept off my failure.’”
Kristin Kontrol will perform on 13 December at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge with Starchild & The New Romantic and NOIA.