Nashville-based artist Kyd the Band celebrates new EP Season 2: Character Development, as he sets out to create intimate relationships with his audience. The artist, otherwise known as Devin Guisande, sees his music as a great place to find yourself amidst the often chaotic world we live in. His positivity through storytelling is a clear mark of song-writing abilities. At a young age, the artist was immersed in the Pentecostal Church, but picked up instruments like the drums, guitar, and piano. He experienced a life-changing transformation as he left the church he was raised in and moved away. Guisande shares, “I’d thought I was going to be a preacher when I got older, but I started questioning everything and just completely changed the whole trajectory of my life.”
His single “Heartbreak Anthem” with gnash, released last month. On his single he shares, “I love sad music. I’m just fascinated with how people respond to it, and I’m even more intrigued with how strongly heartbreak unites people together in a live concert setting. There’s something about being with thousands of other people singing a song together about your shared pain that’s pretty cathartic.”
The artist’s success never came easy. When he got his start, Guisande was sleeping on the floor of an apartment while working full time jobs and writing music at night. He made his passion a career after years of hard work and false starts.
Guisande hopes to leave his fans with the inspiration to do what they believe is right, especially for themselves. “With everything I write, I try to write directly from my life and what’s in my heart,” says Guisande. “I’d love for my music to reach all the kids like me, who are maybe questioning what they were raised to believe or feel like they haven’t found where they belong just yet. I hope those kinds of people hear what I have to say, and see a bit of their own story in my songs.”
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