Singer-songwriter That Kid has been at the forefront of the hyper-pop scene since making his official debut in 2018. The irreverent Twitter charisma and indelible melodic songwriting of the Denver-based artist have led to collaborations with names such as Slayyyter, Ayesha Erotica, umru, and underscores, amassed him millions of streams, and endeared him to fans transfixed by his vibrant, Y2K bubblegum pop sound.
Now, That Kid is unveiling Superstar, the follow-up mixtape to last year’s Comedown EP and his 2020 breakout mixtape Crush. The 13-track package is inspired by topics such as Las Vegas, popstars, pornstars, and socialites, and appropriately adheres to garish, pop maximalism while entrenching the artist further into uncharted musical territory.
Tying its tracklist together through pervasive imagery of bright lights and steamy encounters, Superstar is That Kid’s most sonically and conceptually cohesive project to date, a seamless listening experience that introduces a newfound vividness into the artist’s interior world.
Superstar returns That Kid to his vibrant, retro-2000s take on contemporary pop, and retains his elite melodic sensibilities, personable sense of humour, and distinct Internet-inspired presentation. But it also sees the artist evolving his sonic palette by incorporating new aesthetic, thematic, and tonal explorations. Superstar is That Kid’s most holistic work to date.