shy kids are a band of filmmakers from Toronto, Canada, and have gained notoriety on the international stage after creating a slew of viral video, marketing campaigns and animated shows for brands and bands like Alvvays, VICE, MTV, Spotify, Red hour, Garfunkle and Oates, Shania Twain and Snapchat.
following their successes, the kids were afforded the opportunity to travel south of the border, where they tried desperately to make it in the land of opportunity.
rapidly feeling like their boyhood dreams were shifting into a vaudeville nightmare, they began writing songs about the states they were at, both physically and mentally. These songs came together to form in a state.
Attempting to capture the spirit of the places they were in, the record is big, brash and loud. shy kids teamed up with an orchestra to bring their anthemic visions to life, launching the band’s sound from the bedroom to the stratosphere
To add to in a state’s ambitious sound, shy kids created a fully realized visual album for the record’s nine tracks. With a music video for each song, in a state is a colourful journey through the landscapes of america… and their minds.