Kermit Obert, a Lawndale, California native, is a singer-songwriter with a penchant for writing catchy pop hooks with sadly relatable lyrics full of young adult angst. Obert is set to release his debut K.O on August 24th via KILLPOP records.
The nine-track album was solely written and recorded by Kermit and friend/producer Luis Santoyo of Jean Mors. With influences ranging from Elliott Smith to Ty Segall to Neil Young, Obert has found a unique voice in the sea of DIY Los Angeles musicians. The introspective record focuses on the fragility, pain, and failure of human relationships, but it’s given some light by tasty acoustic pop-rock riffs. In preparation for the record release, we’re happy to premiere Obert’s first single “Take It Out.” The acoustic bedroom tune reflects on bitter people and their inability to put their pent-up rage into something healthy so they “take it out on whoever’s around.” Whether it be a partner, a friend, or a family member, no one is immune from dealing with toxic individuals. The video features Obert’s three-piece band simply sitting in a room, playing the song as if it was just another night of jamming. Check it out below.
Preorder K.O via his website.