The Kaleidoscope Kid Explores Pitfalls of Fame & Fortune In New Video For “Hollywood Funeral”

The Kaleidoscope Kid Explores Pitfalls of Fame & Fortune In New Video For “Hollywood Funeral”
Phoenix Alt-singer/songwriter/emcee, The Kaleidoscope Kid has released his new single “Hollywood Funeral” from his sophomore album “Nothing For Free”. The song takes you through a roller-coaster of emotions from melancholy to anger over a somber acoustic melody

as The Kaleidoscope Kid laments on the pitfalls of fame and fortune.


“The song ‘Hollywood Funeral’ is your classic Hollywood love story. I was watching a documentary about Marilyn Monroe and thinking about all the artists and musicians who died before their time,” remembers The Kaleidoscope Kid. “It’s like they were frozen in time at whatever age they died, and they would live forever as that image in our minds.”
After dropping his stoney debut on the legendary California-based label in 2022, The Kaleidoscope Kid moved to Los Angeles and began demoing tracks for a new album. Written, recorded, and produced by The Kaleidoscope Kid with mixing and mastering by Matthew Campbell at Vaul Studios in Scottsdale, AZ, and the end result is this crazy psychedelic alternative punk rock, reggae, gypsy, punk rock, hip-hop record.
On the new album “Nothing For Free”, The Kaleidoscope Kid is manifesting his artistic vision as he experiments with a range of sounds from blues-style guitar blended soulful vocals, hip-hop percussion, and elements of modern rock. A fan of an extensive catalog of inspirations spanning Beck, Pink Floyd, to Bob Marley and Sublime, “Nothing For Free” reflects intentionality and passion for the craft.
The Kaleidoscope Kid’s own story is just as crazy as the music he creates. The Phoenix-based musician was Diagnosed with Reiter’s syndrome, a disease that ravages the entire body with crippling arthritis, and inflammation, causing blood blisters inside of his mouth and throat leaving him unable to eat or drink. Losing faith in traditional Western medicine and baffling doctors who gave countless misdiagnoses, The Kaleidoscope Kid turned to Eastern medicine and psychedelics while living off the grid in a Sedona cabin with his guitar and dog, Blue. Finding reprieve in music he wrote songs and learned guitar while he focused on healing with reishi mushrooms, organic berries, and Sedona spring water. His holistic approach to recovery worked, and he eventually started experimenting with hallucinogenic mushrooms sometimes tripping for weeks.