Listen to Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s ‘Painkillers’ from Spinning Out, Season 1, Ep. 1 and its words to live by

Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s ‘Painkillers‘ lyrics and melodies are gorgeous

If you are looking for a song with words to live by, listen to Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s ‘Painkillers’ from Spinning Out — the new Netflix drama series — Spinning Out, Season 1, Episode 1, “Now Entering Sun Valley“.

Because what lyrics could possible be better than these:

Very lovely morning
Try not to kill yourself today
Think of all that you’d be missing
Prescription made Painkillers”

The alternative indie rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s ‘Painkillers‘ is from the band’s stunning third studio album How to: Friend, Love, Freefall, which was released in 2018 via Elektra Records.

And what I love about this song is not only its gorgeous guitar, beautiful melody and touching vocals, but also that its from Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

Five guys from North Carolina (my home state), who not only produce the most beautiful music and write such soul-grabbing lyrics, but who are also huge supporters of the LGBTQ community.

So much so, last year they even performed in several concerts to specifically raise funds for North Carolina’s oldest LGBT equality organization.

How to: Friend, Love, Freefall album artwork

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, aka RKS, was started at Appalachian State University by founding members Sam Melo and Darrick Keller.

Soon after they added Ethan Goodpaster, Jess Haney, and Charlie Holt to the band, and the five have been making superb indie rock music ever since.

Including the three albums and a couple of EPs released so far, with their last release, an EP — Mary (B-Sides) — coming out in 2019.

I first came across the band when a Leo Sigh reader recommended I listen to their single ‘Hide’ a few months ago.

I loved that song so much, I had their perfect album How to: Friend, Love, Freefall on repeat and repeat and repeat for days afterwards.

Everything else the band has produced has been equally superb.

Listen to Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s ‘Painkillers‘ as featured on Spinning Out in the audio video below. And do listen to their last album — How to: Friend, Love, Freefall — in its entirety in the Spotify player below that.

Because I guarantee you will be so astounded by each song’s lyrics, melodies, vocals and utter powerfulness, you will be listening to nothing else for a week.

You can stream the entire first season of Spinning Out on Netflix now,¬†and keep up-to-date on what RKS is up to on the band’s website.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.