A lot of people would look at KastL’s life as a Hollywood story. He was on the move since the age of 6 after his parents separated. The constant moving throughout Toronto made it hard for KastL to build a foundation to stay grounded. Having nothing to keep him strapped in, he kept winding up facing many trials and tribulations, losing people dear to him in his life and staying addicted to the drugs that kept him alive.
Later on in his life he was diagnosed with Bi Polar disorder which filed a lot of mistakes that hurt a lot of people in his life. Finally it all started to eat at him and he faced his first suicide attempt. KastL then found himself enclosed with walls inside of a Toronto rehab facility. This time alone let him focus on the music.
His LP “Stories of Ink” is set to release during 2013 which tells the tale of good and evil that he faced and that many of today’s youth can understand. Anything from drugs to the love lost. As of now, KastL is awaiting a beautiful baby with his girlfriend. In the meantime, he works on telling the story about a boy lost in this twisted world…the story of KastL.
Music doesn’t come more touching than this. With his single, the emotionally fortified “What’s Done Is Dead,” KastL proves he can shift between euphoric and crushed in a breath, as he pours out his soul with an overwrought voice and a minimal backdrop of a strumming acoustic guitar.
KastL adds new-found meaning to overused rock sentiments, like love found, love lost, and love unrequited. He does this over an acoustic guitar and an emotionally charged performance. And for once, all the clichés ring true because KastL genuinely sounds like a man picking up the pieces of his life, coming up with just as many reasons to be cheerful as seriously depressed. Not that “What’s Done Is Dead,” is totally depressing: there’s a flicker of conviction, to the hope KastL’s puts in the strumming of his guitar rather than in the finality of the solemn words. He creates a beautiful, tender and aching balance that comes as close to perfection as the soul can bear.
KastL’s sound is a mixture of acoustic guitars, roots-rock rhythms and an incredible voice. His voice just crackles with real emotion. The end result is music, which clearly demonstrates, that passion and talent are what makes an artist, not gimmicks, grinding guitars and morose wailing. As KastL’s single, “Last Apologetic Song”, will further prove.
The video delivers no less creativity, with its somber black and white picture frames. The stunningly beautiful protagonist against a stark, cold and uncompromising background presents a potent communicative vehicle that enhances KastL’s emotionally electrifying soundtrack perfectly.
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