There Are Storms

FRESH: ‘Where Can You Be?’ – There Are Storms

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.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!