The Kin Have a Good Story with Their Music - page 2

By Shelby Meyers on April 30, 2008

The Kin, Isaac Koren, Thorry Koren, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, Rise and Fall, music, albums, lyrics, interviewsTheir approach to look within themselves and to life around them for inspiration results in a heartfelt expression that is the foundation of their sound.

"We love playing 'Abraham' right now because it's just broken down to the guitar and two voices, which is where we started," Isaac shares. "We have an intimate moment with the crowd, and to be honest, that's what we're there for."

"It's those moments where you find yourself looking each other in the face, they're the kind of moments that keep me and Thorry doing this," Isaac continues. "We're not doing it for fame and money. We're doing this because we believe in the songs we write and they keep us going. Every time we see a new fan become inspired it gives us reason to get up and do it again the next day."

And there are plenty of fans believing in their songs as well, evident in the sold-out crowds in venues across New York City and the number of visitors to their social networking pages and YouTube videos. The Web is something the talented siblings are grateful for, as they post new songs, videos and blogs on a frequent basis.

"It's part of reality now. Gone are the days where you can sign a record deal and be ushered around, not speak to your fans and be an elitist. It's about interactivity and meeting people," Thorry says. "For a band that has something to really sing about, people want to feel its legitimacy, they want to feel its story, and that it came from something concrete they can relate to."

"We feel so lucky to be a band at this time, because we get to gain one fan at a time and stay in touch," Isaac adds.

Compassionate and accessible, The Kin are two of the most down-to-earth and humble musicians out there.

"We don't see ourselves as any different than our fans," Isaac explains. "It's because of them we have this job that we love. In a way, we're just providing a service, just like a plumber provides a service, so do we. There's nothing more special in what we do, there's just bright lights and a stage."

Many fans probably disagree, arguing The Kin are more than special at what they do, especially when it comes to their efforts in raising money for several charitable organizations. By selling $20 bottles of water at their shows, they raise money to build wells in Kenya through CharityWater.org, and every time a fan watches their video "New Day" on Revver.com, 35 cents goes to SaveDarfur.org.

With new songs in the works, possible film-scoring projects on the horizon, and a non-stop tour about to kick-off again, their artistry will continue on to the delight of music lovers everywhere. Not enough can be said about the dynamic and inspirational partnership of Isaac and Thorry, because at the end of the day, taking the time to hear their music is the only way you'll catch a glimpse into the phenomenon that is The Kin.

"We're not doing this to be on a big stage," Isaac says. "We're doing it to have a real experience with people and music."

For more information on The Kin, check out their official Web site — www.thekin.com