There Are Storms ask “Where Can You Be?”
Table for one: Kevin Wilkins is the multi-dimensional vocalist and lyricist for and is There Are Storms, an 80’s synth pop and new wave as well as 90’s hip hop musician. Influenced by early Michael Jackson, Billy Idol, Robert Palmer, Peter Gabriel, Oasis, David Bowie, and Kasabian, There Are Storms has allowed Wilkins to move away from the guitar rock of his former life and concentrate on vocal production, synths, and song craft.
The first single from There Are Storms was the driving and sardonic “Skin Deep,” a brilliantly biting bit of synthpop laced with deep overtones that demonstrates the musical and philosophical directions in which Wilkins is going. “While the music portion is synthpop or new retrowave” he says “the lyrics and message draw from my faith (Catholic), my family (eight kids), and stance apart from mainstream culture and values. Basically, I say there are objective truths and beauty in the world and I’m not going to apologise for it”.
His latest track is the utterly brilliant “Where Can You Be?”, recorded in his home studio, Wilmington, Delaware. Kevin tells us: I am a fan of film, both past and present. This song is a modern update of the opening song from ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’. Its not a “woke” song”. Never one to misjudge himself, Kevin adds: “I’m better than everyone at everything, know everything about everything, and I’m not going to apologise for any of it”. Although he laments: “I filled out a questionnaire to have a bio professionally written about me. After answering the questions honestly, I read them back to myself and had a moment of self-reflection. Unfortunately, I realised I am probably an asshole”!
There Are Storms is a powerful project with the supreme ability to realign the minds of anyone who listens. Anyone seeking better new music than the mainstream provides is advised to start following There Are Storms immediately. When you hear it, you’ll know.