"Glow" Now Available on CD/Vinyl + Digitally on iTunes & Amazon!
The wait is finally over,
"Making 'Glow' was one of the easiest things I've ever done. The songs seemed to write and arrange themselves, and as protective as I would like to be about these delicate creations, these already have an incredible life of their own. I don't really know where they all came from. I had wonderful help in getting them out, and now that they exist for your ears, I hope they become whatever you want or need them to be. Enjoy!" - Kaki King 10/9/12
Produced by D. James Goodwin, Glow marks a kind of artistic reboot for King, whose most recent recordings integrated traditional songcraft, additional musicians, and her own vocal stylings, all in pursuit of her tenaciously individualistic sonic vision.
“This is a guitar record,” Kaki says. “This is the sound of a person playing guitar. Whatever additions we made, the fundamental of this record is still one person playing a guitar. That’s who I am.” - Kaki King
Though critically acclaimed, the release of 2010’s band-oriented Junior was followed by a self-described “existential crisis.” Thrown by the unplanned directions her life and music had taken, King was suddenly hesitant of the way forward.
“A lot of life happened between this record and the last one,” she says. “There was a lot of serious doubt, a lot of fear, wondering if I wanted to do this anymore. I didn’t know if being a musician was how it was going to be for me. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 4 years old, I’ve known no other life, so the question became, is this really what I’m going to spend the rest of my life doing?”
“For a long time I wondered, how am I going to have a normal life, how am I going to be an adult, and still write good music,” she says. “The answer came from not worrying about it. I’m just not going to argue with the muse anymore.” - Kaki King
And what's fresh material without a proper tour? Check out Kaki's 30+ date tour schedule for the fall!
1. Great Round Burn
2. Streetlight in the Egg
3. Bowen Island
4. Cargo Cult
5. Kelvinator, Kelvinator
7. No True Masterpiece Will Ever Be Complete
8. Holding the Severed Self
9. Skimming the Fractured Surface to a Place of Endless Light
10. King Pizel
11. The Fire Eater
12. Marche Slav
Merkin Concert Hall