The Kiss That Took A Trip presents anthemic single ‘Skull and Crossbones’

"Its uncharacteristic optimism, within the context of my previous work, compelled me to infuse the lyrics with a sense of irony"
11 April 2024
Photo by Pablo Sanz

Madrid-based musical project The Kiss That Took A Trip, led by M.D. Trello, share their latest single, Skull and Crossbones, serving as the perfect introduction to their ambitious new album, Victims of the AvantGarde.

Skull and Crossbones pulses with anthemic energy, seamlessly merging optimism, irony, and an irresistible singalong quality. Complemented by a captivating music video, the track emerges as a dynamic addition to the alternative rock and indie rock genres.

M.D. Trello sheds light on the genesis of Skull and Crossbones, emphasizing how the chorus ignited the song’s evolution. Infused with irony, the track deeply resonates with listeners, offering a fresh perspective within the band’s repertoire:

“The chorus came to me in a burst of inspiration, serving as the cornerstone around which the rest of the song effortlessly evolved. Its uncharacteristic optimism, within the context of my previous work, compelled me to infuse the lyrics with a sense of irony, resulting in a track that resonates deeply with its listeners.”

Photo by Pablo Sanz

Displaying The Kiss That Took A Trip’s dedication to crafting immersive and dynamic soundscapes, Skull and Crossbones employs classic rock instrumentation alongside strings, synths, and glockenspiel. The track encapsulates themes of surrender and resilience in the face of social struggles, embodying both solace and resurgence for the musical project.

M.D. Trello explains that “the song embodies the notion of finding solace in surrender, particularly in the realm of social struggles, and passing the torch to future generations after giving one’s all. Paradoxically, it also symbolises the resurgence of a musical project that teetered on the brink of oblivion.”

Inspired by Talk Talk, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Mogwai, and Angelo Badalamenti, The Kiss That Took A Trip was established in Madrid in 2006. Rejecting traditional genre labels, the band seamlessly blends post-rock, ambient, experimental, and orchestral pop elements. Their commitment to authenticity, innovation, and crafting immersive musical journeys has garnered them a devoted fan following.