Kissing Thieves stays hopeful in “Hands Together”

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Raw, honest, and truly captivating!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Kissing Thieves, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Hi, I’m Kissing Thieves! I’m pretty new to the music industry. Though I’ve written songs for years, I was too afraid step forward and share them.

Wayne Dyer said, “Don’t die with your music still in you.” That quote alone was my motivation to take the leap. This leap comes with two guidelines: only release music that’s worthy of being heard; and know that I’m worthy of being listened to. My lyrics often speak of independence, empowerment, and claiming one’s experience.

Start streaming “Hands Together” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

Hands Together is my saddest song. It’s me unshielded.

Released on March 8, 2023. It’s a song about unanswered prayers. The lyrics speak of raw hopelessness and despair. The song itself is a serenade of sorrow for anyone who has grieved the loss of hope.

What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?

Even though this song was depressing to write and record, I don’t want it to resonate that way with the listeners. But the tremendous feeling of hopelessness is not an isolated one.

If that woman lived to sing that song, it means she survived—without hope, faith, and support. And if she can, so can I. As difficult as it may be. Even without a light at the end of the tunnel, we can still move forward. Darkness doesn’t mean it’s over. It’s just darkness. And we can survive it.

What is your favorite part of this body of work?

My favorite part is the sheer rawness of it. Never have I been so lyrically vulnerable. And I believe that is what will appeal to people. This song feels like a hushed secret; like a tear-stained page straight from someone’s diary.

Anything else we should know about? Future releases? 

We have another one (more uplifting!) coming down the pike in May 2023. 


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