A darkly textured indie rock combo with a reflective tone, Kississippi is the project of Philadelphia singer/songwriter Zoë Reynolds.
Initially a duo, the band made its debut in 2014 with the sparsely appointed I Can Feel You in My Hair Still, a spectral folk EP Reynolds recorded in her mother's laundry room with Colin James Kupson, whom she had met via the dating app Tinder. The following year, they produced the more elaborate follow-up EP We Have No Future, We're All Doomed for New Jersey-based Soft Speak Records. The duo parted ways in 2016, leaving Reynolds to reconfigure Kississippi as a full electric band of which she was the captain. Her affinity for emo-inspired pop made her a strong fit for the SideOneDummy label, who signed her in 2017. By the time she'd finished the band's debut full-length, however, a restructuring within the label had resulted in the departure of most of the A&R team with whom she'd been working. A decision was made to continue working with her team independent of SideOneDummy, and self-release the album. Finally, Kississippi's debut album, Sunset Blush, saw the light of day in April 2018. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi