Monday, January 23, 2017

Sidizen King - Stuck in the Middle

Arriving at the cross section of electronic music and hip hop with an experimental style and hybrid sound that is destined to capture global attention, Los Angeles-based musician Sidizen King returns today with his new single called "Stuck In The Middle", the follow-up to his previous track "Eye For An Eye", a collaboration with The Strike, released late last year. Produced by casualkimono, who also produced his cover of The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down" that reached #1 on Hype Machine, "Stuck in the Middle" is about that place between exclusivity and friendship that this generation increasingly finds itself in.

"Stuck In The Middle" takes the perspective of a guy who believes the girl he's seeing wants commitment that he isn't ready for. As the song progresses, he sheds his "player" persona and realizes that he actually does want exclusivity. The last verse finds him confessing his feelings to her fully expecting her to reciprocate when to his surprise, she's the one who isn't ready to commit. The song is meant to be fun on a superficial level but a careful review reveals a more serious sentiment (marked by points in the song where the production and vocal delivery change to denote more sober, introspective thought). Specifically, it is a commentary on the non-committal nature of courtship in the "millennial" era and attempts to examine the feelings that come with being on either side of a relationship where one person wants more than the other.

Listen to "Stuck in the Middle" below and stay tuned for more new music from Sidizen King as he is currently gearing up for the release of his debut EP, due out in February.

"Stuck In The Middle" is available now on iTunes.

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