WHEN THIS LIFE IS OVER
On February 22, 2019, And The Kids release When This Life Is Over, their highly anticipated third album for Signature Sounds. Praised by NPR for "striking vocals [that] rival the vibrato and boldness of Siouxsie Sioux...and music that's both fearless and entertaining," And The Kids return with a bold continuation of their chunky indie rock meets blissful new wave sound, while finding inspiration in exploring the "total freedom of mortality's fate." Lead vocalist and songwriter, Hannah Mohan writes, "We took inspiration from our lyrics "When this life is over/no more rules/ no more orders" and let that set the tone of the whole album. This sense of freedom also informed the recording of When This Life Is Over. Mohan continues, "We wanted to break the rules of what an album should be like. We included bedroom demos and didn't worry about how we might play these songs live which can be very restrictive. We let everything go so that we could be our most creative selves. Although the title and theme might appear dark, it's actually about the remarkable beautiful freedom of the afterlife."