At the heart of Hamilton, ON group King Park, you’ll find childhood friends/musical co-conspirators Timon Moolman (vocals, guitar) and Tyler Heemskerk (bass, vocals), accompanied by the animated Nate Wall on drums. The trio’s new album, Everett (out now), is a collection of elegies for ordinary, apocalyptic losses.
Fitting together lyrically and thematically, Everett is not so much a story of heartbreak about not getting the girl, but more about being heartbroken that something beautiful could end up so hurtful – that so much love could turn into hate. It’s a story of being stuck in a moment, unable to move forward – surrounded by fear, guilt and shame.
Title track, “Everett,” sets the theme for the entire record as it tells a coming-of-age story, speckled by the loss of innocence. It’s a snapshot of a time when the rigorous set of black and white lines one grows up believing in finally faded away, forcing re-evaluation.