Singled Out: Kaleido Three Song Special


Kaleido are gearing up to release their new album "Experience" on May 19th and we asked vocalist Christina Chriss and bassist Cody Morales to tell us about some of the new tracks. Here are the stories:

Christina Chriss on the album's second single "Trouble In Paradise": The guys and I went on a "writing getaway" to our friend Chris Doty's (director & producer of our music video Goodbye) house in Fenton, MI. It was a lovely cabin style home, with a high cathedral ceiling and large open floor plan. We set up our gear and started jamming live right in the living room. Chris tossed down a well loved copy of Shel Silverstein's Where The Sidewalk Ends from a catwalk on the second floor overlooking the living room and told me some of his best ideas came from inspiration flipping through the pages of that very book. I skimmed through, reminiscing on my childhood memories with the book, laughed at a few illustrations and TROUBLE IN PARADISE popped in my head. We wrote the music and the lyrics simultaneously then recorded it on the spot.

When it came time to shoot the video, our friend Taco loaned us his gorgeous ocean front house and property in Paradise ... Key West, FL. With a single camera man and Cody from the band using our Go Pro we began filming what ended up being one of the most perfect shoots imaginable. The wild iguanas cooperated, making a few cameos all on their own and when it came time to shoot the final scenes, the most incredible thing happened!! I finished my hair and makeup, walked out to the waterfront and during one single take of the song Trouble came rolling in ... a tropical rainstorm made it's way across the gulf about halfway through the song and we caught it all on camera! The timing was uncanny! The universe was looking out and mother nature supplied us with the most AMAZING set! It wouldn't happen again if we tried!! To this day one of the craziest experiences of my life! Priceless production value!

Cody Morales on the current single "Die Tryin' " and their first single "Love and War": Well more of a anecdotal memory really. We were at Mike Cosgrove's (drummer of Alien Ant Farm) home studio in Riverside, California working hard on "Love and War" with Dryden Mitchell (our lead off single & Alien Ant Farm's lead singer, respectfully) and "Die Tryin' " our most recent single.

The weather was perfect, our rental vehicle (a hip family van) was slightly larger than our hotel room and we were recording in one of the only basements in the area, which I thought from a real estate perspective was pretty dang cool. I remember at some point we had finished tracking all the music for the songs and everyone had left to go to a bar nearby. I don't remember my purpose for staying behind but I did. Soon after they left I passed out on the couch, in what's kind of a half living room/half control room in the front of the house, beneath the front bay window and next to the front door.

Later that night Mike (with the keys to the house) and the band had parted ways for the evening and the band came back to to grab me to go back to the hotel room for the night. If I had been awake there'd be no story here however I was still very much asleep on the couch. So they proceeded to bang on the door and knock on the window just above my head. All attempts failed to wake me up, so they left me there. However seeing as how we had to come back the next day to wrap up some vocals it was fine and obviously I was very tired… Now when I visualize them buzzing around the front of the house trying to wake me up to go to sleep at the hotel in the middle of the early morning and finally deciding to bounce and leave me there, it makes me giggle a bit.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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