Lies are most often corrosive and costly. It seems that no area of society or its institutions has avoided being damaged by dishonesty. Be it churches (child abuse scandals); banking and finance (The Recession of 2007-2008) or sport (doping scandals). Lies often reveal themselves in unexpected ways. The question becomes who can you trust? Julien has come up with a lyrical tongue twister of a chorus in his exploration of honesty and the lack thereof. A lie can be seen as theft. The stealing of the joy of childhood for those who are survivors; the theft of a country's wealth and its future by those committing financial fraud; the stealing of role models and inspiration for those who believed a person achieved great things to later find that they stole another person's music and presented it as their own or that they accepted a gold medal when it was stolen by cheating. But Julien also shows that a liar ultimately cannot harm an honest person in the long run. A dishonest person may delay a good person from their destiny but a gifted person's future is assured. Only they alone can produce what the dishonest person craves. In the end the dishonest person's efforts are counterproductive to their very own future because if they genuinely worked with people they would share in the fruits of the honest person's ability and their eventual success. But by trying to steal the dishonest person loses because the honest person will be strengthened by that dishonesty that they experienced and this only drives and motivates them to fulfill their potential. "Cos I'm happy, you only made me stronger".
The Byrnes Complex & Kevin Julien ft Yaya and Felander
SEX & MONEY
Kevin Julien launches his Funk/R&B Band 'The Byrnes Complex' with the single "Sex & Money". It could be argued that sex and money are the two biggest drivers of human behavior. The Byrnes Complex explores what happens when sex and money have negatives impacts on personal lives and as well as the world at large. On this recording Kevin enlisted 2 of the world's preeminent sound engineers in Jack Rouben (Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin and many others) and Bernie Grundman (Thriller, Purple Rain, The Chronic). RELEASE DATE: Friday August 7th 2020.
On this song Kevin explores the emotion(s) a person or couple feel(s) when they realize that love has truly arrived; the certainty of knowing that it is going to last forever even if it might have only just begun.
"The Longer You Leave It, The Harder It's Gonna Get". Written and composed by Kevin Julien, the song touches on the many issues the world faces including Climate Change, The Pandemic, inequality, racism, economic insecurity and hunger.