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Music Review: Original Soundtrack – Kyle XY

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This is a conversation between me and my friend, “L”. We are both chilling in my room. It’s warm out, sun is shining, and I just popped in a CD.

L: Hmmm, what is this?

Me: Guess!

L: Seriously, stop playing with me.

M: Okay, okay, let me give you a hint: it’s about a boy, who’s got no belly button and no memory to go along with it.

L: Kyle XY!!

M: Bingo. It’s the original soundtrack. And let me tell you that this CD really does remind me of the show. The tracks are picked in such a way that there’s definitely a flow to the music. It’s not an emotional ride, acoustically speaking. I love putting the CD in and chilling and jamming it while working on some homework, hanging out with friends. Heck, you can play it to just about everything.

L: I see why you would say that. O.A.R. is one of my favorite bands and “Wonderful Day” is such an awesome song. It can pep up anybody who’s in a bad mood. Typical of O.A.R’s style, the song is unique with a mixture of jazz instruments, the up strum of a reggae guitar and lyrics that make you just want to dance, jump around and be crazy. Even now my foot’s a-tapping.

M: Haha nice. The first time I heard Irving’s “I’ll Write The Song, You Sing For Me,” I was like what is this? The composition of electric guitar and drums, giving it a techno-ish rock feel to it. You know how I like dance. But it&’s the lead singer’s sultry, deep voice that gives me the shivers. Think Issac Hayes. It’s a backward love song, in my opinion. With verses such as “If tomorrow evening/ is emotionally inconvenient/ then what a pleasure it has been/ to have spent this year with you” while topping it off with the words “I wish my brain had a map to tell me/ where my heart should go.” However, it’s the voice that draws you in, oh the voice! I’m in love.

L: You would be. There’s also the Carey Brothers, Mates of State, Sherwood, Mariana’s Trench, and Kate Voegele, to name a few. Surprisingly, I have never heard of them before, but each vocally strong, unique, touching, and moving. Kate Voegele’s “It’s Only Life” has strong vocals that sing a message of never losing your hope, that you should never run away but man up. I feel like I could take on the world.

M: Man, if you really take the time to listen to these lyrics in all the songs, they say something. I mean Sean Hayes is all about keeping it simple despite a tumult of his own desires. That’s what this hectic world needs. Simplicity, simplicity.

L: This soundtrack does not go wrong in any direction. I don’t know if the makers of the CD decided to put April Matson’s song “Will You Remember Me (Lori’s Song)” at the end purposefully or what? Cause if I were them, I’d admit yes. The season ends in an unexpected way, and it’s not exactly a happy ending for some of the characters, and this song nails just that. Now that I think about it, this soundtrack contrasts the series, the hopeful beginning, the deep, rich, confusing middle, and the slow, bittersweet goodbye at the end.

M: Wait, wait, how does the series end?

L: You’re going to have to watch it, I’m not telling you. Sheesh, like I’d spoil those secrets….buahahaha.

M: That laugh suits you, evil stepmother.

L: Oh thanks. I’ll tell you this. There are goodbyes said between lovers and family.

M: Argh you are terrible. Kyle is such a hottie. Thank goodness I can always go back on ABC Family to check out the series.

L: Hahaha, and the music is the cherry top!

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  • Glen Boyd

    Hmmm. I liked reading this quite a bit. I have absolutely no interest in this show, and probably even less in the music on this soundtrack. But the use of a conversation as literary device here drew me in instantly and held my interest throughout. I still doubt I’ll be checking this soundtrack out, but enjoyed the writing here immensely. Very Nice Agnieszka.