Singled Out: Kidneythieves' The Invisible Plan
Most kidneythieves songs do not transpire in linear fashion and The Invisible Plan is no exception. I've always visualized the next album during the near completion of the current one. Bruce bought a new synthesizer that had very strong and clear sounds, and he was just starting to play around with it. I instantly liked the groove and the bass synth that started The Invisible Plan. So visceral and raw.
Imagery of a futuristic Kali destroying the city streets at 3 a.m. came to mind, as if she were clearing the way for only those who obeyed the laws of nature. Using the dream as power in real life almost seemed to become the basis of what one needed to survive in this. Then came the EP; the thread tying in these two stories -- everything we think, dream, project -- used positively, become weapons of change. They are invisible to the eye, but are the seeds of power.
During this time I was also listening to a lot of The Roots "How I Got Over" (I love Black Thought's lyrical genius) and it really got me thinking about how I could blend these thoughts of "an invisible plan" and people coming together. Using the mind to create things is an art, and it's a hustle….3 a.m. starts to bring a sun rise—how are we gonna get what we want in this world—no one can do it alone, we gotta do it together, bringing the invisible into light. Most of the lyrics happened when I was driving at night in LA. There's a lot to think about at night and about surviving in this town alone….These are the things that I thought, made it into the song—and as usual, Bruce and I were on the same page musically. Done.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP right here!