Hit play on Oakland, California-based alternative artist, Zpextre’s latest single, Save it for the Kids and end the self-obsessive cycle of naval-gazing.
Save it for the Kids is an infectiously feel-good track that serves the awakening reminder that the world is bigger than you’ll ever know, but no matter how small you feel, you still have a part to play. Rather than sending you down an existential hole while imparting that wisdom, Zpextre laced the indie psych-pop earworm with plenty of funk and soulfully distorted grooves.
Zpextre may always run unapologetically with his eccentricity but the commercial potential of his sound never takes a hit. Even with avant-garde defiance of constraint and ideas of aural perfection, the single that was produced by Kool Kojak has all the marks of a summer high-vibe playlist staple.
Here’s what Zpextre had to say about the single:
“The innocence of a child allows them to discover themselves both physically and mentally. It is paramount to the development of love, compassion and humanity. For, in the end, humanity made this world. We have to save this innocence; we have to leave this world better than we found it. Save it for the Kids!”
If you feel like you’ve heard enough vapid party pop-rock ‘anthems’ to last a lifetime, delve into ZPEXTRE’s mindfully uplifting single ‘Hypnotized’ and embrace the kaleidoscopically colourful transcendent tones.
With Beach Boys-style harmonies, stylistic funky nods to the b 52s, the gritty edge of Fidlar and all of the experimentalism of the Legendary Pink Dots, the Californian artist succeeded in creating a high-vibe hit which doesn’t just scratch at the surface with mindlessly hedonistic lyrics.
ZPEXTRE is to alt-rock what Duncan Trussell is to podcasts. If you’ve never had your own Burning Man-style experience, Hypnotized may just leave you with fresh incentive to disconnect from artificial reality and reconnect in a way which doesn’t leave your synapses misfiring.
You can’t help but turn a smile when you experience Hypnotized unravelling. As serotonin is hard to find these days, you should probably make room for ZPEXTRE on your radar, sooner rather than later.