Kid April's Performance At Blue Plant Production's DJ & Art Show Was A Sweaty Masterpiece
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Kid April's Performance At Blue Plant Production's DJ & Art Show Was A Sweaty Masterpiece

"If my music can be a light for someone that needs to see through the fog, it makes me happy," said Kid April.

Kid April's Performance At Blue Plant Production's DJ & Art Show Was A Sweaty Masterpiece

On October 20th, 2018, Blue Plant Productions hosted a DJ & Art Show at the Gatehouse. Kid April was the last performer and his positive energy was obvious in his music. It was REALLY hot and sweaty in that basement and Kid April was TRULY giving the show his all.

Kid April. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

Kid April describes his music as "Melting sounds of Soul/R&B, Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Alternative to create emotion filled tracks recounting vivid experiences for all to connect with."

Kid April. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

Kid April is an incredibly positive person and his outlook on life is inspiring. His mom has contributed greatly to his positive outlook, and he said, "She always taught me to believe in myself and be my own person. I choose to see past my own issues and I really want to see the world like I want...minus the bad. I also like being a shoulder for people to lean on and I hope I can help them get a smile on their face."

Kid April. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

"The thing about my positivity is it doesn't mean I'm NEVER sad! I'm just not someone who wants to put my sadness onto others; I prefer writing poetry and music to help with my sadness. I don't ever want to need someone to fix me. I can fix myself," said Kid April.

Kid April. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

"Sam Weber's influence on my music has been great for my personal growth. He pushes me in musical directions that I probably wouldn't pursue otherwise. We work and communicate very well and I love working with him!" said Kid April.

Kid April. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

In his song with 4, Right There, Kid April's R&B vibes are EASILY noticeable. The song is a total bop and their vocal harmonies blend very well.

Kid April and 4. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

Kid April taught the audience how to do a call and response for one of his songs. There was even a minute where the audience was essentially the backing track for his vocals, instead of simply a call and response. "The call-and-response is similar to a drum circle, where everyone can bring something to the table to contribute," said Kid April. The audience engagement with his music is INCREDIBLE and really emphasizes the importance of the Eugene music community! When the music community works together, amazing things can happen.

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"If you guys stop clapping, I WILL stop singing," yells Kid April.

Kid April. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

"One of my favorite gigs was the 420 Mini-fest at the Blue Room! I noticed people singing along to "Beautiful Girl, Ignorant Boy" for the first time. It was also my first time performing with a physical band as Kid April, so it was just a cool experience! It was amazing to see people feeling my music and even singing along!" said Kid April.

Kid April. Photo by Ashley McMurray.

After a recent show, Kid April said someone came up to him and said how much they loved "Don't Break Me" and really connected with it. They felt like his music was truly reflecting their thoughts and feelings at that time and it resonated with them. "If my music can be a light for someone that needs to see through the fog, it makes me happy," said Kid April.

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