In the short timespan where Kitty Pryde has become a “thing,” it’s been pretty difficult to assess the phenomenon, or at least it’s been difficult to discern the right approach. Kitty Pryde, on the surface, is a Florida teenager posting homemade rap demos with lyrics that resemble mash notes, or at least whatever modern form the mash note has taken (is there an app for that?), songs like the viral, memorable “Okay Cupid.” She’s got co-signs, collaborations with the Most Viral Human Being In Music, production from production scene up-and-comer Beautiful Lou and ink in the New York Times. While there’s something interesting going on, it’s hard to put my finger on what; is Kitty Pryde’s music a portal to a world of modern teenage expression, or something else? Is the product, in this case a debut EP called Haha, I’m Sorry, a piece of work that says more about music’s direction or is it just the latest rendering of a new kind of Internet celebrity? I’m asking a lot of questions, and I don’t have a lot of answers. But we can talk about it below if you guys want to. Download the EP at Bandcamp, which definitely features a remix of “Call Me Maybe” called “GIVE ME SCABIES.” Stream it below, too.
(via her Bandcamp)