It’s incredible the amount of heat that Moore Kismet has consistently put out the last couple years—especially considering that the DJ/producer is just 16 years old. They’ve been ripping up the bass scene since before being able to drive a car, and today they dropped a melodic, forward-thinking bass masterpiece. “Rumor,” featuring WYN, is the first single off their highly anticipated debut album, which is expected to come out in June for Pride Month via Sony’s Thrive Music.
This song is so hard yet so smooth at the same time. It begins with a delicate, chill beat that ticks along under ethereal, whispering vocals. Then comes a pleasant surprise: a sharp, unpredicted drop with some stabbing synths and seriously wonky sounds. The switchback between the melodic chorus and the absolute chaos of the bassline is epic.
Kismet had the following to say about how special this track and the upcoming LP is:
“Rumor” is a song that I started when I was 14, around the first time I publicly came out as an LGBTQ+ individual. I was receiving a lot of hatred and unkindness from people who I didn’t even know saying that I shouldn’t exist, that I should repent, that I was using my sexuality and gender identity for clout, and other horrible things. To make matters worse, when I tried coming out to my dad, he decided to give me a near 2 hour-long lecture about the “perks” of being straight and why being gay and trans is wrong. It ruptured our relationship in an irreparable way, but that feeling I had after that call and the feeling that I had from the comments I’d received is what inspired the song. When I hit up Madeleine (WYN), the lyrics and melodies that we wrote together brought a whole new meaning to the song. I’m so proud of what we’ve written together and the story that this song tells. I hope that anyone who listens to “Rumor” can find the strength within them to push past the hatred, the struggles, and the hardships. It gets better. It always will.
Take a listen to this banger below while we hold our breath for the rest of the album’s release. Enjoy!