Featured Photo Credit: Garret Hayes
After the release of his third project, ‘Season 3: The Realization’ EP, alt-pop artist, Kyd the Band (aka Devin Guisande) has returned with a haunting video for the single “Roots.”
In the video directed by Garret Hayes, Guisande roams through his hometown of Loomis, Sacramento visiting the landmarks of pivotal experiences in his life.
The video begins at Guisande’s childhood home that his family lost in the 2008 economic crash before continuing to the local baseball field and the Pentecostal church where his father served as pastor. Each location is paired with a flashback home video.
“I became obsessed with the drums at around one or two. That turned into me playing drums in my church at ten. My first real passion was baseball though. That’s what I wanted to do for a career.” Guisande continues about the. song’s inspiration, “When that path was removed from my life, I turned to music and realized I could be just as passionate about it.”
“Roots,” along with the other tracks or “episodes,” is an honest and vulnerable look into internal struggles of faith, identity, and self-acceptance.