Fast-rising country/pop star Kidd G has released his debut EP Teenage Dream — a six-track project featuring his chart-climbing breakthrough single “Dirt Road.” Also today, the Georgia-bred singer/songwriter shares the video for the EP’s title track, a perfect showcase for his heartfelt storytelling and supreme lyrical skills. Go HERE to stream the Teenage Dream EP, and check out the video for “Teenage Dream”.
Teenage Dream unfolds with a dynamic collision of potent beats and gritty yet melodic guitar work. Throughout the EP, that sound creates a powerful backdrop to the slice-of-life songwriting many fans first discovered on “Dirt Road” — an October 2020 release that quickly landed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and appeared on Spotify playlists like Fresh Finds Country and Next From Nashville, with its video surpassing 5 million YouTube views in little over a month. See below for the full track listing for Teenage Dream.
Directed by DrewFilmedIt (Fredo Bang, Hotboii), the video for “Teenage Dream” offers an up-close glimpse into Kidd G’s world, following along as he rides around town in his Ford F-150, wakeboards at a nearby lake, climbs trees, and more. With its laid-back beat and infectious melodies, the track presents a bittersweet reflection on high-school love and days gone by. “That song’s about my truck, my ex-girlfriend, the place where I live,” says Kidd G. “I love my town because it’s simple and slow, but there’s always something fun going on.”
Hailing from the western Georgia town of Hamilton (population 1,130), Kidd G first started singing at the age of 11 and began recording songs in his bedroom at age 15. While early tracks like his debut single “Sorry” lean toward traditional hip-hop, he later brought an element of old-school country into his songwriting. As he continued posting his music on SoundCloud, Kidd G soon amassed a dedicated following undeniably drawn to his down-home charm and the honest detail of his lyrics.