Melbourne-based artist Annabel Kilpatrick has navigated pivotal moments in life, from changing her path as a visual artist and having to re-learn how to sing after a major bike accident, to become a multi-instrumentalist producer and engineer releasing her first solo project, Bel Kil.
A lighthearted joy radiates from Bel Kil’s debut single, Escaping. It sounds like summer – if a song could sound like melting ice-creams, blue skies, and spontaneous road trips to the beach. Produced in her bedroom during the lockdowns, it offers a refreshing take on pop music. ‘Escaping is about embracing life,’ she says.
‘Escaping’ is rich in detail, with catchy whistles and percussive finger snaps that blend flawlessly with cinematic synths and earnest vocals. The track is the first taste from Bel's forthcoming EP ‘My Year’, arriving later this year. You will be hearing a lot more from Bel with an album already in the works.
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