VIDEO PREMIERE: Results of Adults Get Blissed Out with Eclectic Psychedelia Groover “Kittens Touch The Sky”

Throughout the history of collective human culture, we have continually searched for a connective meaning between the instinctual collision of sound and color. For some, this connection is purely metaphorical, and for others, it is an unavoidable and innate sensory experience. For Tym Cornell, the predominant songwriter and founding member of Results of Adults, it is unmistakably both. Growing up immersed in the lush, overgrown landscapes of rural Alabama, from the moment he remembers opening his eyes, Cornell’s life has been guided by an uncannily synesthetic path.

Upon this compulsive journey to find visual discovery through music, Tym Cornell has created a luminous universe where there are no black keys on the keyboard (literally all the black keys on his piano have been meticulously painted in a kaleidoscopic array of colors), and Results of Adults has always authentically celebrated this elemental alliance between sight and sound, which is profoundly evident on their new full length album, Interstellar Peach Delight (due out May 7th on CD and digitally/streaming formats via Cornelius Chapel Records).

Results of Adults are based in Birmingham, Alabama, and consist of Tym Cornell on vocals, guitar, piano, and an endless assemblage of noise-making devices; his creative partner and wife, Merry Bee Cornell, on bass; and Mark Beasley on drums and percussion. Formed in 2006, they have spent the last decade and a half concocting their own alternative history of psychedelic pop where altered states of consciousness, a Southern outsider folk art tradition, and well-crafted, irresistible songwriting lay happily side by side.

Following their first two official releases, The Dreamer and Nudis Manibus, they now arrive at their exemplary new piece of Southern-tinged underground psychedelia. Recorded between 2018 and 2020, Interstellar Peach Delight is a more focused and mature work, and the band’s sound feels more cohesive. Shining brighter and bolder than before, it is perhaps a newly found sense of refined direction that provides sonic actualization for all their polychromatic ideas.

While listening to the album, you can almost breathe in the relaxed, concordant atmosphere of their basement studio. Music being played, friends unexpectedly dropping in and making noise, static-y AM radios inadvertently hissing, objects falling off shelves, and Tym and Mary’s children audibly running wild in the background are all translated into a prismatic world of ambience that enters through a window no one even noticed was left open. Interstellar Peach Delight conveys a real sense of being free of affectation and a spontaneous ease with the universe that in many ways recalls the carefree yearnings of the Summer of Love. Of course, Results of Adults alternate reality version of 1967 has monstrous green forms of kudzu clinging to the street signs and telephone poles running along Haight-Ashbury.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the psychedelic video for the standout track “Kittens Touch the Sky,” a song that exemplifies the hallucinogenic infectiousness of the music. Bringing to mind an eclectic mix of influences ranging from 60s psychedelia and pop, early ’90s Flaming Lips, Ween, and even disco, the song features a funky groove, spacey synths, and quirky vocals. Between the various electronic effects and upbeat lyrics, the song revels in a blissed out strangeness as the music washes over you like the onset of an especially vibrant acid trip.  

Tym Cornell describes the process and inspiration behind the song:

“’Kittens’ was written with an iPhone. I was feeling very low about a close friend who was struggling with drug addiction. It sort of morphed into a cheer up shout-out to the world.”

WATCH:

Results of Adults’ new album Interstellar Peach Delight comes out May 7th on CD and digitally/streaming formats via Cornelius Chapel Records.

Link to purchase/stream “Kittens Touch The Sky” single: https://sym.ffm.to/kittenstouchthesky

Link to pre-order/stream “Interstellar Peach Delight” album: https://sym.ffm.to/interstellarpeachdelight

Photo credit: Tym Cornell

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