Dad (a.k.a. Kei Wells) is an up-and-coming 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released a lo-fi bedroom pop tune, entitled, “Smash Bros”.

Dad – “Smash Bros” single

“IRL I’d say I hide my feelings a lot. I say sorry way too much and probably need to take an online course on ‘how to build confidence’. I wrote this song about Smash Bros (s/o Masahiro Sakurai!!) because sometimes it feels like that game is the only thing that can get me out of my head. One second I’m S.A.D. girl, the next I’m King Dedede and nobody (not even my own self-doubt) can f**k with me.” – Dad

‘Smash Bros’ follows on the heels of Dad’s debut single, entitled, “Alligator”. Also, both tunes will be highlighted on her upcoming EP featuring Gallant, Wrabel, and more.

‘Smash Bros’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with lo-fi bedroom pop and emo-rock elements.

“Smash Bros” pays ode to Dad’s favorite video game

Dad - “Smash Bros” writing

Illustration by Beverly Love

Dad is a name you should remember and an exciting artist to watch. She was raised in a town near the Mojave Desert and grew up listening to Weezer, First Aid Kit, and Smashing Pumpkins.

In her spare time, she recorded demos for herself and her cat to enjoy, but never for anyone else. Maybe it was too personal, or maybe she just thought it all sucked.

At the age of 18, she moved to L.A. to be with a guy who eventually broke her heart. But all that got Dad to where she is now: single, living off of 99 cents ramen in her studio apartment with her cat.

Not too long ago, she put together an exclusive letter to her fans, which goes more in-depth into her project and “Smash Bros”.

Open Letter

Dad - Smash Bros Open Letter

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning author, conscious emcee, Editor-in-Chief at Bong Mines Entertainment, and creator of Ma Benson's Shea Body Butter. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. The best way to show your support is by purchasing Zangba's latest science-fiction novel, entitled, "Three Black Boys: The Hotep Brother Manuscript" (volume 2), the action-packed sequel to the award-winning novel, "Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper" (volume 1). Furthermore, for Kindle users, you can download "Three Black Boys: 2 book series" via Amazon.com. For an autographed copy of the latest #ThreeBlackBoys novel, kindly email Zangba at [email protected]

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