Hailing from Irving, Texas, love-sadKiD is a prolific 16-year-old rapper (real name Ben McGibboney) — A lovestoned lyricist and a poet with a microphone.
They have released a plethora of solo singles as well as two collaborative EPs with Dahm. The high school student is currently working on various EPs as well as a follow-up to their 2017 self-titled debut tape. With a confessional, sincere sound and an incredible ear for production (often leaning lofi), the Dream Easy and Cozy Collective affiliate is an artist best enjoyed with a side of sunshine.
“Look At The Time,” a chilling track about one of love-sadKiD’s troublesome past relationships. love-sadKiD suggests that their ex couldn’t be close to what they needed or wanted so their once-undeniably strong connection eventually went adrift and was never resuscitated. With charming elements of lo-fi, “Look At The Time” will make you join love-sadKiD in reflecting on your own past romantic partners and realizing how much you’ve grown since removing yourself from those situations.
love-sadKiD exclusively shared with Ones To Watch:
“I wrote this song about an ex of mine whom I had a rather contentious relationship with. I wrote the hook on it a few months ago and based it on a text I sent her about not being childish anymore.”
You can catch love-sadKiD on tour with Oliver Tree and at Young Love with Cuco
02/15 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One *
02/16 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom $
02/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne #
02/19 Seattle, WA – Crocodile #
02/22 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex #
02/23 Denver, CO – Globe Hall #
02/26 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
03/12 Nashville, TN – Exit In #
03/14 Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co. #
03/15 Houston, TX – White Oak #
* = w/ Dream Girl
$ = w/ Cuco (Young Love Fest)
# = w/ Oliver Tree
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