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Gideon King & City Blog (GKCB) Teases Upcoming EP with Title Track “Splinters”

NYC-based soul/pop collective Gideon King & City Blog unveils “Splinters,” the title track of their new EP, slated for release on September 15th.



Gideon King & City Blog

NYC-based soul/pop collective Gideon King & City Blog unveils “Splinters,” the title track of their new EP, slated for release on September 15th. A breezy, funk-driven ballad, “Splinters” captures the band at a creative peak, as their years of gigging and studio collaboration meld into some of their finest work to date.

Gideon King recalls:

“‘Splinters’ is one of those rare examples of a song coming out largely as envisioned. Usually, the chaos of human input and practical realities changes the spark of your idea into an unpredictable flame that either warms you or burns you. But Splinters is different. It’s actually what was in my head, a textural thing with a pop/funk tune lurking in the middle.”

As the founder and primary songwriter in Gideon King & City Blog, Gideon takes inspiration from the streets of his native New York City, and with artistic input from the band’s core collaborators, channels it into vibrantly varied fusion-pop. “I call the band a ‘blog’ because it is an open-ended dialogue with a lot of people contributing their perspectives. When we create, it’s like controlled chaos. We sift through competing ideas, chipping away at the song until it has discernible features. We refine the madness,” Gideon notes, adding, “the music reflects my love of jazz and pop and rock and classical.”

Gideon King & City Blog have explored funk, balmy 1970’s classic rock, piano ballads, R&B, soul-pop, and fusion. Gideon writes without a focus on genre, preferring to experiment with complex chord sequences, rhythms, and abstract lyrical patterns. He’s a cleverly-poetic lyricist who pens impressionistic songs that don’t rely on linear narratives.

“I am basically looking for the best musical athletes to serve the song,” Gideon shares. “Our drummer Jake helped me handpick our lineup, and we’ve really become a unit with open communication.”

Splinters EP Track Listing:

1. Splinters
2. Turn Off The Sky
3. Somewhere Only We Know
4. Sterling
5. Brutal To Be

Show Dates:

Thursday, March 23rd – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

Gideon King & City Blog “Splinters” single artwork

Gideon King & City Blog “Splinters” single artwork

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