It’s always awesome when talented young singers pursue their musical passions, but it’s even better when the singers are a family like The KC Sisters. These five little ladies from Hartford, Connecticut have set out to show the world just how strong their talents are on their new single Touch The Sky. This adult contemporary pop song will touch your heart and leave you in amazement at the wealth of vocal skills shown by The KC Sisters.
LYRICALLY: Highly inspirational, Touch The Sky is a song about encouraging others to pursue their dreams no matter how far-fetched they might seem. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a child who is telling her elders that, with a little encouragement, “I can touch the sky”. I loved the use of youthful imagination to illustrate how through support from role models a person can learn to believe in and do the impossible. Lines like, “Though his father was a preacher, he became a fallen man. Never spoke to him in kindness, never told him that he can,” show us just how vulnerable a child’s confidence is and how easily it can be shattered if not nurtured. This is a well written song that will touch the heart of any parent.
MUSICALLY: The composition is a piano driven ballad that emits a children’s musical feel. Whilst listening I imagined Touch The Sky as one of the numbers in an off-Broadway theater performance of Peter Pan. After the emotional opening piano solo of the first verse, the ivories are joined on stage by a bass and tambourine that help build a fuller chorus line before violins make their debut. As the music moves into the second verse the drums join the cast to round out the ensemble, giving The KC Sisters a foundation of instruments that help them finish their performances strongly.
VOCALLY: In my opinion, this is where The KC Sisters prove they’re not just a flash in the pan group of pop singers. Their individual talents are evident as they take turns singing lines in the verses, before coming together as one harmonic unit on the choruses. As someone who spent time working under the vocal Grammy-winning genius of BoyzIIMen, I can tell you that this “Sister Act” has some of the best harmonies I’ve heard from such a young group of singers in the pop and adult contemporary genres. I was impressed by their control and togetherness, and I’d highly recommend giving these five ladies a serious listen.
To learn more about Deanna, Noelle, Tasha, Elise and Kathleen, stop by their website.