Alternative Singer Theo Kandel Gives Us a Little Taste of His Upcoming Concept EP “Spin Cycle” With a New Single “i don’t wanna think about that”
Theo Kandel shares, “‘i don’t wanna think about that’ is an infectious and musically cinematic single.”The song, which touches on the avoidance of contemplating the “whys” and “what ifs” of a breakup, arrives alongside a companion music video. The single marks the latest offering from Kandel’s forthcoming concept EP, Spin Cycle, due out Friday, June 18.
What comes across in the six-song collection is equally as vulnerable as it is highly unique. Penned about the emotional aftermath of a relationship, Spin Cycle traces the storyline of a breakup. Through the seamlessly flowing concept EP, Kandel captures what he surveys as “the idea of circular thinking that you can have when you experience heartbreak – or any kind of sadness like that – where you keep finding yourself back in the same place.
Kandel shares, “You know, I think the most important part about the recording process is the quality of effort that you put into the recording itself,” says Kandel. “If you get good takes on a good microphone, you can really do anything on a computer. So usually I’ll record all the vocals and guitars and most of those parts that I can do, and I’ll arrange that to the best of my ability. Then, depending on whether it’s a song I’m producing with Ben Pleasant or with Justin Johnson I’ll go to their studios, also in their bedrooms, and we’ll kind of work out the kinks.”With Spin Cycle, Kandel is working through transitions of relationships, age, and geographical location, all encapsulated in six songs and his unfiltered approach to storytelling.
Understandably so, his early influences ranged from artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Jackson Browne, The Eagles and James Taylor. “Those artists are key for the basis of my songwriting – short form storytellers,” says Kandel. “That’s how I view a lot of these new songs – like a series of short films.”