Kyd the Band aka Devin Guisande isn’t looking for shortcuts and certainly has no fear going against the grain. He recently unveiled a new track titled “Easy” with Elley Duhé (signed under RCA) and the official music video directed by Patrick Tohill. Written alongside Elley Duhé in one of his very first writing sessions, the track is particularly special in its arrival almost 3 years later. This one falls into a brand new “season” of videos as all of Kyd the Band’s videos are connected to tell one bigger story.
While most artists flock to the city of Los Angeles to pursue their dreams, Kyd the Band left California to hone in on his craft in Nashville. Against the odds, the multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter clocked in 40+ hours a week and worked so hard on music that after toughing it out and paying his dues, Devin landed cuts with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Robin Schulz, gnash, NF, and ROZES to name a few. It was his time in the studio as a songwriter that shaped his solo career and later gave way for his support slot on tour with NF under the Kyd the Band moniker.
Kyd the Band’s debut single “American Dreamer” has amassed over 2.5 million streams on Spotify while his first major-label release “Human” was featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best of the Week’ and ‘The A-List: Pop’ playlists. At CelebMix, we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Kyd the Band to talk about his experience of working on “Easy” with Elley Duhé, about collaborations and future projects, moving from California, music journey so far and much more. Read the exclusive interview below with Kyd the Band to get more insights.
Hi Devin! Welcome to CelebMix. So, where does this interview find you today?
Hey, thanks for the welcome. Right now it’s 7:30 am and I’m sitting on my couch at home in Nashville chatting with you!
How do you differentiate while writing, what ideas to pitch to other artists and to keep for your own projects? Are you more comfortable doing collaborations or your own solo projects?