Electronic, Pop | Kindur Follows Up BBC Support With Release Of Upbeat Single’Loner’

Posted by on October 27, 2023

Kindur, the pseudonym of Chris Durkin, an artist who seems to understand the zeitgeist of the current age, translating it into a sound that’s as old as Manchester’s cobblestones yet as fresh as morning dew.

While Durkin’s earlier tracks found a rightful home on platforms like BBC Introducing Manchester, it’s “Loner” that truly positions him on the cultural map. On the surface, it might come across as just another dark pop track with electronic undertones. But, as one dives deeper, there’s an intimacy to the narrative that calls back to the personal anthems of a bygone era.

What’s immediately captivating about “Loner” is its authenticity. Culled from the marrow of personal experiences with manipulative relationships, Durkin chooses to voice his own lyrics. The result is a sonic tale of vulnerability, authenticity, and catharsis. The track seamlessly melds a haunting melodic passage with fiery guitars and propulsive synth lines, creating a sonic landscape that’s both evocative and entrancing.

In an age where music often feels commodified, Kindur’s “Loner” reminds us of the transformative power of a genuine narrative. It’s shows Manchester’s age-old tradition of producing sounds that aren’t just heard but felt. And as Kindur charts this new course, one can’t help but feel that he’s not only telling his story but, in many ways, echoing the whispers of his roots.