In the haze of this Midwest heatwave, local artist Bedtime Khal has blessed us with a refreshing new track. Khal Malik is a recent MSU graduate who you may have spotted at local shows fronting The Plastic Bears up until now. “Shooting Hoops” is the most recent single from the Lansing-based artist who has been on a music-releasing jamboree this year, having dropped two EPs already. And just when we thought Khal’s music couldn’t keep getting better, it does.
“Shooting Hoops” blossoms softly, opening with a wilty synth that leads into a smooth riding a-section. Khal’s lackadaisical vocals match the warped guitars and synths, which all drizzle over a bangin’ Bedtime Khal drumbeat. The carefree melodies and rhythms feel like a smooth drive in the summer heat, when the air-conditioning is broken but you don’t even care because the breeze from the windows is enough. When the lead synth drives you into the half-time b-section, a wave a warm psychedelia washes over you. The layers of melancholic melodies come and go, leaving you in a daze when the song is done, just like how the inevitable end of summer twists your heart.
Bedtime Khal is a swiftly emerging artist to keep an eye on, with hits like “Shooting Hoops” and “Quality” to vouch for his artistry. He truly is a songwriter, with the musical talent to match. If you don’t want to sleep on Bedtime Khal, then keep an eye out for an EP, “sunset music”, dropping later this summer.
new bedtime khal ep this summer. sunset music pic.twitter.com/x0kFsHWwbu
— 🌸khal malik🌸 (@bedtime_khal) August 19, 2019