Some say the expression "kismet" is just an old cliché… perhaps an unattainable, wishful expression of the romantic. But for unlikely lovers LnZ Kayd and Chris Newton of the award-winning duo A Melodic Daydream, kismet is not just a way of life but the very explanation of everything that has brought – and kept – them together. In an industry full of manufactured talent, it is refreshing to meet a duo formed out of complete, genuine, fate.
Their initial meeting late one night in a Colorado bar was a fluke; after all, LnZ was not meant to stop there and Chris was on his way out. Neither one, however, could have ever guessed just how serendipitous their chance meeting would turn out to be. After three short months together Kismet hurled these two unsuspecting lovers into parenthood. Their surprise [Jaxon] would turn out to be the very glue and inspiration for their music, family and life together.
Fast-forward two years; Chris explains, "She [LnZ] simply never told me could sing, let alone write songs. Then one day while in the studio recording my solo record, I asked her to sing this one thing - just for fun… the rest is history. Everyone there was blown away that day. It's not as if LnZ has an ordinary voice…it's hard to believe something so powerfully intense was hidden away. All I had left to do was convince LnZ to spend the rest of time pursuing it together." LnZ continues, "We fell in love, became parents and then started a band. Most people don't begin their career after they have a child – but for us, it was truly our journey. We want our story to give hope to those that think starting a family or ‘settling down’ is the end of the dream; for us, it was where it all began…"
The resultant music is what all great artists strive for: something that is totally true to itself. A Melodic Daydream’s first musical effort [Their Demo entitled Sample Platter] earned them two national awards for best songwriting and best band in the pop/rock category. A Melodic Daydream’s full length self-titled album received an astounding 2,000 plays a day on their MySpace Profile and additionally awarded them Mile High Music Album of the Year.
After the success of their self-titled debut album and the more recent EP, “Pool or the Pond", this extraordinary couple is pushing ahead as they release their new EP entitled "In the Middle" as well as their second LP (due out in 2008). LnZ and Chris continue to work hard to grow as artists, and drive their musical success forward. LnZ concludes, “It’s the story of a love affair that unexpectedly became a life augmented by a mutual love of music. Music is our life, but it was our life that created the music.” That and a little Kismet.