“It rises against the wicked system we, the generation Y, are living in nowadays. There is a constant changing and a constant need of something new. There are too many choices and nobody dares to choose. We want everything without spending time and effort to get it, we want to change the world, we want to leave a mark, to find our place, whatever it means (“trying to go on just to die special”). Having easy access to whatever we think we need makes it too fast to get what we want, so we got no patience for it, and then not enough satisfaction once we got it. In the song I’m screaming against this, believing I can live without all that by creating instead of finding myself, being happy with what I have. In this “teenage wasteland” I feel I could never find the peace I want, and I’m sure that a lot of people see it the way I do”
Kiol is a London based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer born in Turin (IT) whose music spans modern folk, indie pop, hip-hop and soul music. He’s influenced by young artists like Angus & Julia Stone, Mumford & Sons, Kurt Vile and old school giants like Ray Charles, Neil Young, Bill Withers and James Brown.
When he moved to Mallow (IRL) for a summer school he was still a drummer. During this period he has been encouraged to sing by some irish fellas who started calling him Kiol, which is the sound of the word music (ceol) in ancient Gaelic. That’s how Kiol took the road of songwriting.
Active from 2016 he recorded and released a folk EP and few singles that goes from soulful ballads and arena rock folk songs. During these years his musical taste expanded to different genres, like nu soul, funk, and world music. Now recording the second EP he aims to express himself through many different styles.
A new disco funk song is on the way to be released… welcome to his playground.