“ms. stress” Kid Nobody

“ms. stress" by Kid Nobody is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'
“ms. stress" by Kid Nobody

Kid Nobody have shared “ms. stress,” the first taste from their debut EP out in early 2020. Kid Noboy’s Jesse Carmichael explains, “ms. stress is written from the perspective of a person stuck in an abusive relationship. There’s always a ‘should I stay or should I go’ nature but your inner dialogue gets more distorted the messier the relationship gets and the longer you’re in it. Jealousy and trust issues are common causes and/or symptoms of toxic relationships (‘oh my jealousy guy, I don’t believe it, no I don’t believe it’) and have a history of leading to affairs or broken commitments…hence the song title (ms. stress = mistress).”

Bandmates Michael Wilson and Jesse Carmichael have sustained a long history of creating genre-bending music, most notably joining forces as founding members of Wildcat! Wildcat! (Neon Gold Records, Downtown Records) and scoring the feature film Fallen Stars (Gravitas Ventures). Years after they parted ways, the pair reconnected during a chance encounter in Iceland and quickly realized there was more music to be made.

With a sharpened point of view and a hard drive full of ideas, Kid Nobody hit the ground running in late 2019, releasing a string of singles to be followed by their debut collection of songs, discretion. Leaning heavily into the lush musical landscape of their Southern California home.