Last Train

Album: Yet To Be Titled (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • King the Kid is a pop-rock trio whose viral takes on Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and Taylor Swift's "22" garnered millions of YouTube views. They comprise:

    The band's drummer, Florida native Ricky Ficarellii, who moved out to Los Angeles to make it big in the music industry.

    Guitarist and songwriter David Michael Frank, who is a classically trained singer that was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Seattle, Washington.

    Jose Mostajo, who grew up in Lima, Peru, and has lived in Argentina, Venezuela and Mexico, before eventually residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He has played the guitar since the age of 13.
  • So why King The Kid? They explained to Bop and Tiger Beat: "It was in our long list of band names that we've been building on for a long time (with potential names such as: Meat Shampoo, The Pijama Llama, Dirty Santa, Reese Withoutherspoon, etc). But 'King The Kid' was really representative of our band's attitude during its inception. The name references self-empowerment and taking your life into your own hands and living life your own way (hence Live Like Royalty)."
  • This single previewed their debut album: "For 'Last Train,' the music came first," David Michael told Billboard magazine. "When it came down to writing lyrics we knew we wanted something that we had experienced while still being a relatable topic. It's about a long-distance relationship, and the final moments of being together before the last goodbye and leaving each other's side. Being in a band that travels often, we've all been there, and the song wrote itself pretty effortlessly."

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