Pioneering his very own genre, RIP Kenny is the soundtrack to your adventure. The alternative-dubstep champion is hot off the heels of his recent singles “Letting Go,” “Lost,” “Thought I Knew You,” and “i’m ok alone” – the lead singles to his debut LP Escapism. Arriving in valor, RIP Kenny’s new album is an emotional ride through dubstep glitches, heavy drops, and melodic finishes topped by poetic lyricism.
The 14-track album features RIP Kenny’s recent singles alongside 10 never-before-heard tracks. A genre-blurring body of work, the Oregon musician effortlessly blends alternative punk rock with heavy-hitting electronic music. Beaming with intricate technicalities, RIP Kenny excels at fusing unsuspecting soundscapes to create a single, cohesive body of work. More than its sensory excellence, Escapism is a deeply-profound concept album marked by its intellectual themes of love, loss, and life in the Bend, Oregon mountainscapes.
Speaking on the track RIP Kenny says, “This album is a concept I’ve been mulling over and over in my head ever since I started making music. To tell a larger story, to bring the listener on the adventure. Narrate it with a combination of story + lyrics and bring it to life with visuals I’ve taken over the years of venturing deep into the backcountry. It’s a pure expression of everything I love — metal, punk, emo, and hip hop combined into a modern bass music package, visually stunning moments from diverse terrain, haunting fantasy + emotional gravity that just sucks you in — and then woven together into a full-length visual. Everything about this album was crafted with each other aspect in mind, story influencing music, music influencing visual, visual influencing story — I think that’s what makes this record special. The journey isn’t an afterthought, it’s at the core of the whole thing. I wanted to make something thoughtful, timeless; something that lights a fire in your soul.”
Listen to Escapism below: