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  • Tessa Maddaloni

Review: "Rust" - Kid Travis

Even in the healthiest and most loving relationships, it is natural to overthink and worry. Sometimes, it's the relationships like these that the nerves are the most common in. You can see how important your partner and their love is to you, and you find yourself constantly worried and hoping that they will stay by your side. This phenomenon is exactly what Kid Travis sings about in his new track, titled “Rust”. The single was released in the beginning of February, and has already amassed almost 100,000 streams on Spotify. Clearly, the rest of Kid Travis’ listeners can relate to these feelings. The song itself is upbeat and electronic, with a backing soundscape full of a twinkling melody similar to a wind up doll. The production includes echoing tracks of his voice in the background, which adds harmonies and emotions.

Despite the upbeat instrumentation, the lyrics are a mix of Travis professing his apprehension and also professing his love. He switches between the two topics quickly, giving his listeners the same kind of whiplash that he himself is going through. His first verse talks a lot about his fretfulness and stress regarding the relationship, and how he desperately hopes she won’t leave him. He feels “nauseous” and “insane” with this overthinking. In the chorus, he sings, “I love you way too much / Don’t leave me in the dust / Girl, I just hope our love don’t turn to rust”, which is where the title of this track comes from. He prays that she won’t leave him, and that the wonderful love they have will not dissipate. 

Kid Travis hails from Philadelphia, and his city upbringing certainly shines through in his music. His soundscape is fast-paced, upbeat, and electronic, something that can only be found in the depths of a city. He has over 400k subscribers on his YouTube channel, on which he posts original music and covers. In his time in the music industry, he has been recognized and praised by huge artists in his genre, like Post Malone, Dominic Fike, and Bryson Tiller. He is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer, demonstrating his love for music through the hard work he puts into each and every release. Make sure to follow the social medias below to stay tuned for more releases from Kid Travis.

Written By Tessa Maddaloni



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