A fresh single from Randy Beth portrays quite a smooth R&B and soulful style with addictive vocals, building production, and colorful but sultry melodies that all get rolled into this vibrant and youthful track.
"Kaleidoscope" is lush with layers of textures from synths to keys, piano, guitar and silky vocals that are performed with a bright passion and a pop undertone that feels good to listen to.
You get such a warming feeling from this track and it's outstanding how it holds a touch of edginess and still feels so welcoming and inspiring. Especially when you hear all the backing gospel style tracks.
This really displayed a powerful songwriting style and showcases Beth's incredibly vocal dynamic and soul as she moves you and gives you this uplift that in turn feels impactful.
Everything about this single grabs at you and holds your attention and it all feels amazing, even cleansing in a way.
Beth has a comfortable and refreshing voice and she spreads this feeling and color when you hear it.
With the release of such a great single, we wanted to touch a base with Randy Beth about it.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Let's kick things off with Kaleidoscope. This record has a lush and smooth pop feel to it. Where did this song come from?
This song started with a hook written by my co-producer Jordi. She wrote it on the guitar and we felt that the melody had a ton of potential and was super catchy. We wrote the entire song around that hook. As the song developed it took on a completely new feel. It gradually became more upbeat as new lyrics were written and then we mixed in an r&b sound. We love that the song feels like something you’d hear in the early 2000s. A beautiful mixture of pop and r&b / soul which is a sound I love exploring.
Buzz Slayers: So when did music start affecting you? When did you know making music was something you wanted to be doing?
I’ve spent my entire life performing, but I never fully envisioned myself pursuing music. My background is in theatre / musical theatre and that’s the path I saw myself going down for the longest time. It wasn’t until 2020 when I wrote my first song that everything seemed to fall into place. As soon as the song was written I just knew that I found a home in making music and wanted to spend the rest of my life doing it.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
Songwriting has been this beautiful way for me to get in touch with my inner child and speak to her. It’s been very healing for me. As someone who grew up underrepresented in the media, I now feel so strongly about making music specifically for queer people, writing songs from the perspective of a lesbian and my own experiences has been so freeing.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
Lately I’ve been loving Fletcher, Maggie Rogers, Rett Madison, LÉON, VÉRITÉ...just to name a few artists who are currently influencing the music I hope to make. And I always have Bruce Springsteen in the headphones, he’s been my favorite artist since I was a kid.
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
Not at the moment but that’s a huge goal of mine. As soon as I have more music under my belt I hope to tour all over the place with it!
Buzz Slayers: This single feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
Surround yourself with people who inspire and motivate you. I never believed I had it in me to write a song until I partnered up with my friend Jordi and she provided me with a safe space to really challenge myself and dig deeper. Just keep writing and creating for the love of it, everything else is just an added bonus.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you guys in the near future?
You can expect lots more music!! And hopefully even my first album! Stay tuned because I still have so much exploration and growth as an artist ahead of me and I hope people will come along for the ride.