Kygo, ‘Kids in Love’ | Track Review
Kygo, who’s been on overdrive in 2017, returns with another new single, “Kids in Love,” featuring The Night Game and Maja Francis.
Norwegian electronic musician Kygo has had a busy year in 2017. While he has yet to drop a new album (as of publication), he’s released a number of singles, including “It Ain’t Me” with Selena Gomez, and “First Time,” with Ellie Goulding. He returns with another new single, “Kids in Love.” He taps The Night Game and Maja Francis to assist.
“Kids in Love” is clearly relationship-centric, specifically, a former relationship. Lyrics confirming this include the likes of, “This is our last goodbye / Don’t come and find me” and, “Slowly, we twist the knife in / Folding like towers.” The Night Game handles the majority of the vocals, beginning on verse one. As for Maja Francis, she arrives with supporting vocals on the second verse. This provides a nice contrast, eliminating sameness. She has a bigger role towards the end of the cut, once the energy level of the production, singing, and song are at an all-time high.
Some other notes on “Kids in Love.” The chorus is simple, but both catchy and incredibly effective:
“We were kids in love / And then we grew up / But won’t you hold me close tonight / Like we’re kids in love? / Kids in love (oh)…”
Also, it should go without saying, but the production work by Kygo definitely stands out. Here, he blends the best of electronic with classic rock and pop. The sound is pretty sweet.
All in all, “Kids in Love” is an enjoyable, well-performed, and well-produced single. Kygo and company don’t deliver anything that’s game changing or transcendent, but it’s definitely good. There are no glaring cons – it’s well-rounded through and through.