Episode 19: Lyndol Descant: Let it All Krumble to restore joy & happiness
Today on the podcast we are featuring the Brooklyn by way of Texas-based jazz/pop singer and songwriter Lyndol Descant. Learn more about her and listen to her track “Let It All Krumble.”
Show Notes and Full Show Transcript
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Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I’m your host Jeanette. For those of you not familiar with the podcast what we do here is we love checking out new music and so we find some bands, and groups, and look at their music and listen to them. Then we discuss their background and talk a little bit about the song and then we play the song for you. And you can listen to the song and tell us what you think.
Today we are discussing Lyndol Descant. She was born in Houston, Texas she made her way to Brooklyn after studying Jazz Piano and Composition in Paris from 2006 to 2010.
Currently, she is teaching voice, piano, and composition at the Brooklyn Conservatory. When she is not teaching she is composing and performing her own music.
So this track “Let It All Krumble” is basically the theme and mantra of Descant.
You know basically in additionally to being a pianist, singer, and composer she is quite the philosopher and puts many of her theories on love and wisdom in her music. She has great depth in her music and it really speaks volumes to the listener.
She has really a clever way of combining opposing elements of both pain and joy in her music.
As a musician, she is inspired to give expression to the struggle of creatives. You know someone’s an artist they’re really trying to put authentic art out there and you know there’s such a profit-driven system and she just sees a lot of flaws with this.
You know you put your art out there and you’re just getting rejected and it’s very devasting for people who are trying to be artists.
So it can also like just shut you down as an artist. Or even stop you from creating art. This is really sad because the whole point of creating art to express yourself not really feel like you have to deliver what someone wants or what someone wants to make a profit. I mean I think. I could be wrong at this but I feel like the whole point of art is to put your creativity out there and what you’re feeling.
So you know she feels she that this is something that kind of just a negative aspect of being creative. You know she says that this song was actually inspired by her when she first moved to Brooklyn.
You know she was hustling and and she was barely making any money and she couldn’t afford her small little apartment and she was surrounded by this grossness of NYC all the time.
All the pollution and dilapidation and poverty and it was really just. It was so depressing for her and I think you know she got to a point where she was just down in the muck and just feeling terrible.
But it actually also was really great because it was an inspiration for her to write this song. She started writing and performing and teaching music to children.
She got a sense of joy and peace that she could just do anything. And it really kind of, it was really cool because she took this negativity that she had and turned it into creativity
And it kind of also was her way to kind of show others artists that you know if they’re going through obstacles there is a way to overcome the tough times and even when you’re down in the darkest of darkness there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
And it’s cool. She wanted to put out this track that shows you know “let everything crumble.” let everything drop and then build it from there and you’ll feel better after you do that.
This uplifting message of positivity is further exemplified by the music.
Her music and lyrics are both reflecting her struggles as a musician which reinforces the sadness of the song but there is also happiness vibe with the lyrics and the music.
The music itself starts out slow and sad but then when it comes to the chorus it has a jazzy and upbeat calypso feel that gives you a burst of energy.
It makes you want to dance, it makes you feel hopeful and the happiness that is in her heart
With lyrics that say “nothing around me sparkles/but still my heart dances tonight/nothing around me shines/still my mind sees the light.)
These lyrics give you that euphoric feeling it’s also kind of reinforced by the music that’s playing where at the chorus it’s very upbeat and danceable where part of the song is kind of dark but with these lyrics and the chorus area it starts to get upbeat and happy.
So as you can see there’s a lot going on in this track and it’s a cool dichotomy of light and dark. It’s a neat song that also features the capabilities and the range of her vocal stylings.
It starts out with her having this sultry, jazzy feel, and then kind of goes into an upbeat singing. It’s neat how there are two distinct styles within one song.
The song’s meaning is further exemplified in the video that accompanies the track. The video was directed by Eric Norcross and shot at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. It features Lawson Leong a comedian, actor, and wrestler as the artist in despair.
So now that you have a gist about the song and its meaning I’m gonna play the track for you to listen to for yourself. Here is “Let It Krumble” by Lyndol Descant.
We would love to know what you think of this track. You can tell us in a comment on our podcast episode web page or leave us an audio comment at the link in the episode summary.
For more information on Lyndol Descant check out her official website at www.lyndol.com. You can also follow her on social media at the handle LyndolMusic on Facebook. On Twitter and Instagram, she is at the handle LyndolDescant.
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Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode!
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