17-year-old emo rap artist Lucid Kidd has been making a name for himself with recent singles, “G n T” and “Today and Tomorrow” and today, he has returned with his new track, “Nothing Back“. The third single from his forthcoming EP can be heard now below.
“This is a song about the escape from betrayal,” shares Lucid Kidd on the song, “It depicts the vampires as these fake people that are always draining your energy and using you. The song expresses leaving all these vampires behind and finding your own path, because walking alone is better than being surrounded by fake people. The video contains lots of colors, which represent escaping from the greyness of fake people and becoming your own bright, colorful individual.”
The escape from greyness plays a major role in all of Lucid Kidd’s music, serving as a mantra for standing out and expressing himself as a teenager under the monotonous circumstances he grew up in. Being from Lithuania, long and dark winters and the feelings of depression that come with them were always commonplace for Lucid Kidd, and turning to the emotional complexity and expression of emo rap allows him to deftly capture these feelings.
Lucid Kidd’s music showcases his carefully crafted, production-minded beats, his striking melodicism, and his impressive rap flow. Furthermore, much of it is an unguarded reflection of what it’s like to come of age during a pandemic, and then have to watch the turmoil in Ukraine unfold from a close distance in his native country.