- Words Josephine Amstad
Genre-bending collective, Gideon King & City Blog, return with their soulful offering “Whatchya Gonna Do”
Led by guitarist Gideon King – labelled by Huffington Post as a ‘musical genius’ and by Offbeat Magazine as a ‘rare example of the modern-day Renaissance man’ – Gideon King & City Blog was formed in 2015 and is based out of New York City. Blending elements of Jazz Fusion, Funk, R&B and Blues, the musical collective has gained support from American Songwriter, Vinyl Chapter and All About Jazz to solidify their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the New York Music scene.
Their latest energetic offering “Whatchya Gonna Do” laces elements of art-pop, neo-soul, funk and jazz, to create the ultimate summer anthem about conquering the next chapter of life. Created in a studio with a full band, the track’s jiving rhythm and breath-taking vocal harmonies will keep you listening. Speaking on the track, Gideon King & City Blog note, ‘It’s about emerging from COVID. Will people be better or will they go back to psychic stagnancy.’
Influenced by musical legend Steely Dan and the cult following they created, Gideon King & City Blog ooze with star quality, creating a sophisticated soundscape of intricate chord changes and harmonies while still retaining their originality.