#MondayMood Kilder & Alice Longyu Gao – ‘Crying At CVS’
Rising electronic producer Kilder shares his new single ‘Crying At CVS’, featuring multi-disciplinary artist, DJ, and songwriter Alice Longyu Gao. The release is a pithy 21st-century diss track delivered with Alice’s trademark humour, channeling a cathartic fury familiar to anyone who has got over a bad relationship by celebrating themselves. Kilder’s production mirrors the mood by combining celebratory chords with abrasive drums and bass in a style unconfined to a specific era or genre. Speaking on the track, Kilder explains; ‘I wanted to make something that felt a little bit less serious and more on the fun side of things. M.I.A. is one of the artists who I’ve been revisiting in the last few months, her song Paper Planes is such a good feeling song that sparked the inspiration of the beat for CVS. But it needed the offset of a punk vocalist for it to work, I’ve always loved Alice and thought she would be perfect. She came back with the wildest vocal I’ve ever heard in a while and I loved it right from the start.’
Alice adds; ‘Kilder is absolutely brilliant and styled the song so well with his production. On the day I wrote it I was thinking about how men treat me like a play-doll, they think they can feed Alice what Alice needs, but hey it’s ALG, Alice Longyu Gao, I am not just a new bitch on the block. I cry, I laugh, I joke about my traumas and I plot revenge through songwriting; that’s how I made ‘Crying at CVS’ with Kilder.’
As two of the freshest new talents in the industry, Kilder and Alice are a formidable pair with an innate creative connection. 19-year-old Kilder is very quickly moving up the electronic producer ladder, with 3 Apple syncs, support from Dazed, Dummy, The Independent, Notion, and Wonderland, and 2 million streams despite only starting his career in July last year. Alice is returning off the back of her recent alternative hit ‘She Abunai’ featuring Mura Masa and Bülow. With strong support from BBC Radio and Apple Music 1, wall-to-wall Spotify playlisting, glowing praise from NME, Paper Mag, and The Needle Drop, and over 2,000,000 views on TikTok, ‘Crying at CVS’ is truly the sound of 2021.
‘Crying At CVS’ track follows on from the release of Kilder’s debut body of work Don’t Hide back in December. The EP was a whirlwind ride through club music as heard through Kilder’s ears with guests ranging from established names like underground legend Trim and Japanese soulstress Friday Night Plans to art-school-upcomers Jasper Lotti, LYZZA, k_anti, and LYAM.