Finnish indie-pop outfit koriakittenriot are influenced by Elliott Smith, Wilco and early Weezer. On their new album they weave themes of hope and science together with a blend of indie rock, singer-songwriter Americana and psychedelia.
The lead single ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’ features a mix of piano and guitar. It was written as Reikko was grappling with some tough personal issues.
The Earth Will Spin Around
Koria Kitten Riot’s new album, Songs of Hope and Science, is a mix of upbeat indie rock with a 60s folk flavour. Featuring lyrics that travel between planets throughout the universe, this record is full of hope and purpose.
On the fourth album from koriakittenriot, singer Reikko Kukkonen has been reflecting deeply on his own experiences and how hope can help us through the darkest times. The song he chose as the album’s first single, ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’, was inspired by a book that he read about the Earth’s rotation.
The planet’s spin is important for day and night, as well as ocean tides. It also makes it possible for life to emerge from the ocean.
But if the Earth stopped spinning, we could face big problems. As the molten iron core in the center of the planet moves in and out, it creates an electric field that can sway the atmosphere. This could change how weather works and could lead to major changes in our ecosystems.
Luckily, this is unlikely to happen in the near future. As it is, the sun’s rotation has kept the planets spinning for billions of years.
Scientists are still trying to figure out how planets and stars spin. Some think it is because the entire solar system was already rotating when it formed. Others think it’s a natural process that happened on its own, without any unbalanced forces.
If the Earth was to stop spinning, it would likely blow away everything on its surface. This would cause a lot of damage and would potentially destroy life as we know it.
As a result of this, it is extremely important that we understand how the Earth spins. If we don’t, we could easily face disasters such as massive tsunamis and a total change of our weather systems.
The spinning motion of the Earth turns a part of its core into a magnet, which gives the planet its magnetic field. This also slows the rate at which it spins. But this could change as global warming speeds up the ocean currents, tides and winds that pull on the Earth’s surface.
The Sun’s Still Shining
Despite the apocalypse, it is still possible to see the sun. So, if you’re lucky enough to find a nice summer day with blue skies and a low hummer you should take advantage of it! It may even be possible to watch the sun come up in a darkened room. A few minutes of zen meditation will be well worth the effort! The best part is that you’ll have a fun and informative time. I can tell you that it was a real eye opener for all.
The Moon’s Been Bleeding
You may have noticed that the Moon has been bleeding in the sky lately. This is because the Moon has been going through a tetrad, which means that it has been going through a series of total lunar eclipses.
It’s a superstitious belief that four of these in a row is a sign of disaster. It’s also a reference to the Bible, which says that the moon will be like blood during the end of time, according to the book of Revelation.
A tetrad isn’t a common occurrence, so it’s pretty rare for it to happen four times in a row. But that didn’t stop Christian preachers from interpreting a tetrad as a warning about the end of the world. They claimed that each tetrad would be associated with a bad event, like a world war or natural disaster.
The idea was picked up by Christian minister John Hagee, who wrote a best-seller called Four Blood Moons. Hagee argued that a series of four total lunar eclipses between April 2014 and 2015 was the beginning of the end times. He said that every prior tetrad that he had studied coincided with a bad event, so this was a sign of the upcoming end of the world.
The bleeding moon is a reminder that life is always changing and evolving, but sometimes the changes are not so good. It’s a time to reflect and let go of the things that are no longer serving you. This could be anything from a career to a relationship. This is also a good time to spend time with yourself and take a step back from the busy world.
The Lights Out
The mid aughts was a great time for giddy, instrument-stuffed indie pop. Bands like Annuals, Decemberists, Grandaddy, and the Shins were making their mark on the radio, while smaller acts snuck in under the radar.
Finnish musician Antti Reikko, aka KKR, tapped into that aforementioned indie pop-inspired zeitgeist with his excellent debut. He cites names like Elliott Smith, Neil Young, Sufjan Stevens, Bright Eyes, and Nick Drake among his influences. Reikko’s kudos are deserved.
It’s not often that a band gets the blogosphere buzz on the back of a mediocre album. Even so, it’s a testament to the quality of KKR’s songs and Reikko’s songwriting that his work has received just as much attention from us in the past year as it did from the music industry.
Hopefully, the best is still to come. Check out the latest koriakittenriot album for free and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Then watch for their upcoming tour dates. They’ve got a couple of new songs in the works, plus some live shows you can’t miss! The best thing about KKR is that they make the kind of music that’s fun to listen to. It’s all in the songwriting, and that is what makes KKR stand out from their peers.