K.Bhta’s seventh personal album comes out this spring on vinyl and cd from Inner Ear, on the label of Exostis. Thirteen tracks he wrote during the period 2010-2012 and recorded last winter. The first track of this cycle was “Chrysalis”, which gave the album its general title.
“Chrysalis” is a child of this age that hundreds of questions like holograms are squeezed on the everyday moments of people. 13 tracks, from which spring the condemnation of the materialistic culture, the conflict between freedom and commitment, the alienation of the heart and the endless skirmishes on impulsiveness and responsibility, “Why … love is torn as easily as paper / frosts arrive triumphantly in front of our feet. “ The subversive awareness of love, “Oh! endless love / your silence is my voice / I am sorry not to know you when I was living my life … “. In “Chrysalis” Κ.ΒΗΤΑ appears to elaborate more deeply all these things existing inside him for years more fragmentarily, making the album deeper and riper. The heroes in the songs are trying to discover the profound truth behind relationships, to catch up with the running life, reversing stereotypes to get what they feel to be the truth, or looking inside themselves to work out the transformation that has occurred “If words do not become action/you will leave another gap in life/ and I still have one minute/ before this sun sets / another wheel to roll …”.
“Chrysalis” will certainly be a surprise to those who associate K.BHTA’s contemporary poetic eye with melancholic, low tempo soundscapes. His true, photographically detailed and, often, cruel lyrics, this time balance masterfully on electronic pop canvases, with ample disco and funk elements, often reminiscent of 70s glam. At the same time, the material of “Chrysalis” is delicate and fragile, like anything newly born that needs truth and love to grow. These are the gifts of this album: love, honesty, maturity, a new beginning.
“Our internal gaps, the lack of and need for real love, the cause that led to this sad era, are questions that run through the album and I tried to clothe them with the most pop colors that I found, in order to keep a balance. “Chrysalis” looks like this season during which it is born, a time that no one knows its future form, a time that forces us to redefine ourselves, feeling like the cocoon of a new butterfly that is born within us. I wanted to give a little courage and strength to myself and those around me. So somehow I recycled all the cliches and flipped them, translating them in the language of music “ K.ΒΗΤΑ.