Mr.Kitty is for most South Park fans mostly known as Cartman’s pet cat. However, Texas-based musician Mr.Kitty is something completely different, confronting the listener with a synth-driven emotional journey through a mental breakdown.
Mr.Kitty’s sound has been so fully realized for so long now that any new album from Forrest LeMaire brings with it a host of questions, especially in the case of new record “Ephemeral”. Using a minimal set of sounds, he creates lush atmospheres with crystalline synths, hard-hitting beats, and infectious vocal hooks. A cold sense of urgency lies within the span of those meticulously constructed pieces on the 30-song strong album, but also a voice of sincerity in the lyrics. Already at “A.I.”, LeMaire demonstrated his consolidated aesthetics as a producer of emotional electropop, but also his skill as a producer, performer and songwriter, and continues what he started at “Ephemeral”.
Those seeking the sort of emotional club songs will find them in good supply on his albums.