By Alma Reed
Written by: Felicia Carter
“Glory, glory, I’m a drinker,” Hannah Mohan sang in the tune of Glory, Glory Hallelujah before she floated across stage. The crowd swayed back and forth at The Basement in Nashville, but it felt as if Mohan had invited us into the basement of her home. With her shoes off and along with her drummer, Rebecca Lasaporano, they played an intimate set where they sang the songs as if they had written them personally for each person in the room.
Whimsical is the best word to describe And the Kids. As Mohan connected with members of the audience between songs, she was playful in her approach whilst tuning her guitar. Each song was just as playful, but you were able to catch certain lyrics that highlight the darkness of reality - and isn’t that really how we want to see the challenges that come with being a human? Seemingly carefree but realistic. It was an unexpected experience as they belted out the lyrics to “Champagne Ladies”, but they smiled as they sang and danced. “Life is a bastard, it wants to kill you/Don't get old/Life is a bastard, it wants to kill you/Don't let go.”
And the Kids are up and coming and they are going to stick around for the years to come. Their relatable lyrics, joyful guitar rifts and overall stage presence grants the ingenuity that is often missed in Indie pop music.
And the Kids creates the type of music you see during really cool carefree scenes of movies that inspire you to wait until the end to see the credits so you can see the artist and play the song 800 times on repeat.