The new album is the most personal record Perrone has delivered to date. As he explained in his latest interview with Inner Ear Media, Perrone doesn’t necessarily wants to pour out his heart but it’s the only way it feels right for him. And this is exactly why I hold Chad Perrone in such high regard. Because everything he lays on us in his songs is real and genuine. He allows us to feel with him. Whether you take on the original interpretation of the songs or one you reflect on your own situation, the emotion within it strikes a chord with you because it was penned and performed from the heart and soul of someone who felt it himself.
On “Kaleidoscope” this is more true than ever. The nature of the music is still the singer-songwriter that writes pop tunes with an edge. But if you are familiar with Chad Perrone’s catalogue you will hear things you haven’t yet heard him do before. The pain and hopelessness that infuses some of the songs is tangible, the usage of beats, drum loops, synths enriches the bare essence of the songs and stories on the album. Sonically, this is a whole new Chad Perrone and because it was done with purpose, you will find that it only enhances his natural talent and doesn’t distract from it as is so often the case with other records.