KiSMiT are an Indie Pop duo compromising of both Carly Barnette & Sebastian Reunert. The material currently out there has me anticipating more outstanding originals in the future. Barnette comes all the way from California whilst Reunert comes all the way from Cape Town. Their paths crossed at a songwriting class at Boston’s Berklee College of Music late 2013 and from that moment Carly & The King were born. They then embarked on a two-year adventure around the world – performing on the Celebrity Cruise Lines through Northern Europe, The British Isles and the Caribbean.
A Carly & The King original appears on the KiSMiT Soundcloud page and this coming in the shape of Eternity. I’ve listened to this number multiple times and both Carly’s and Sebastian’s vocals blended together perfectly, creating something so relaxing at the same time. Reunert’s chilled out vocal tones had me picturing Jack Johnson.
Now based in Los Angeles, this dazzling duo then renamed themselves to KiSMiT and from what I’ve heard they have a bright future ahead of them. At this moment in time they’ve only unveiled two singles the first being The Giving Tree. Having come out on 2nd December 2016 this sumptuous song rendered me speechless. Now The Giving Tree was smothered in plenty of soulful goodness and Carly’s spine tingling vocals were at the forefront. I found this number to be incredibly chilled out and at the same time I was reminded of the likes of Lianne La Havas and Emeli Sande.
30th June saw KiSMiT unleash their brand new single and this being Cosmic Love. Here is what they had to say regarding this release “This single reflects the ups and downs, the light and dark and all the magic and mundane parts that make up of love. Our remedy to remain sane is in knowing that all we have control over is commitment to the ride”. Now Cosmic Love is an upbeat disco tinged cut which can quite easily have you grooving on the spot. Carly wrote this glorious song with Baz King and the result being a feel good infectious jam. This sumptuous song can quite easily give you that sugar rush.
To purchase Cosmic Love go to the KiSMiT Bandcamp page