The 'kids of today'

Sixteen year old Teide Bryce has written a powerful new song telling the story of a boy and girl struggling to communicate in a world where social media has replaced the art of social interaction

The history of songwriting is full of songs that make a comment on the world. Morrisey, Kirsty McColl, Billy Joel, John Lennon and U2 are just some example of artists that have put pen to paper and written lyrics that talk about life and the problems that people face.

 

Anyone who thinks that young people don't care about the world around them should have a look at the heartfelt lyrics of the latest song by sixteen-year-old Teide Bryce. Called 'Kids of Today', the song has been inspired by Teide's observations of young people's lives in the modern age and the negative impact that things such as social media and technology are having on their lives. The song is about how today's generation of kids are being brought up and how different things are to how they used to be.

 

She says: "This song is written partly through first hand experience with seeing my friends go down the wrong path and me watching them but not being able to say or do anything to stop them." 

"We don’t know what we want coz everything we get is nothing

 And yeah I know this generation's gone and our futures aren’t coming

 And the adults can’t say much coz they’re hiding all their problems 

And there’s kids running round with guns somewhere along the line you must've lost them

Tell me the truth because I’m worried about you that’s what they say when there’s nothing else to say

I won’t make a move because I’m socially awkward that’s what the boy told the girl the other day

 

So hey what happened to the kids of today

There must be another world staring and laughing at all our mistakes

 And yeah we pretend to be caring but all our smiles are fake

Tell me the truth because I’m worried about you that’s what they say when there’s nothing else to say

I won’t make a move because I’m socially awkward that’s what the boy told the girl the other day

So hey what happened to the kids of today

And I don’t know what’s going on I don’t think no one does so take your painkillers

And take your drugs and take your bikes that you ride around the street pointing guns"

 

A previous Brooklands Future Starz contestant, Teide writes on average a track a week and since she has been touring several radio stations, is now working with music producer Don E, whose has produced The Sugar Babes, All Saints, Pixie Lott, and many more. 

Teide has been a regular feature on the  Junior Star Singer Songwriter tour, which this year has partnered with around 20 radio stations in the UK. She will be appearing at the final on November 12th to mentor other new contestants who are about to embark on their musical journey as well.  The winner of Junior Star Singer will have a track produced by a top record producer in London and have it played on 20 radio stations the following year.

Next year Teide will be the Junior Judge for Junior Star Singer Europe, which will allow UK contestants to compete with European contestants.

Look out for more of Teide's music on www.teidebrycejss.com.