A mountain man and conceptual soundbender with a penchant for poetic dubstep, RIP Kenny materializes the sounds of Oregon mountain ranges into music. Ahead of his aptly-titled debut album Escapism, RIP Kenny is back with the final single taken from the project. “i’m ok alone” is a testament to his versatility and capacity for melodic dubstep.
Known to blend the fundamentals of rock and metal with the gnawing grind of dubstep, RIP Kenny’s “i’m ok alone” is a softer triumph than its punkish predecessor “Thought I Knew You.” A vocal-driven performance with static synths and cinematic crescendos, the introspective artist makes perfect peace with diverging subgenres on his atmospheric new cut.
Dedicated to the art of deeper meaning, RIP Kenny’s thoughts on his latest are “To me, ‘i’m ok alone’ had always felt like the turning point in the album’s story — there’s this mood shift, a sense of space and adventure, so I knew I wanted to go a bit deeper with the story lyrically. The 3 acts it chronicles flow through this journey of becoming your true self, releasing the binds to a past life you can’t get back. Finding a new home in the mountains, reckoning with the fact you’re alone (with increasingly begrudging acceptance through each verse), culminating with one final face-off against your demons where your new home (potentially) comes alive to save you — creating this cathartic moment as you finally realize you escaped, escaped your past, escaped your fear, escaped all these chains of torment that bound you and held you from becoming your destiny.”