Texas’ Katy Kirby isn’t exactly a household name just yet, but that can soon change. While we wrote about her last single with wonderment, her new single is just as magical. While the video for “Traffic” is comical and entertaining, the song is much more layered with vocal harmonies and lush tones. The lead track off of her just announced debut album Cool Dry Place, we think Kirby is a name you’ll hear more and more over time.
There’s an eloquence to the song that you don’t hear as often as you’d like. The delicate balance between the vocals and the guitar creates a tone that mesmerizes your senses. The pull of how he track builds to deliver these vocal harmonies that are on another level creates an allure to the song that’s full of hooks in an organic way. The arrangements are full without being overbearing while the vocals and how they’re represented hold your attention. The final verse where a vocal chorus comes in just heightens the strengths of the song.The video has comical moments of Kirby being overwhelmed with tragedies in an over the top fashion.
The video can be watched above or on YouTube. The song is ready to stream on all streaming sites. Cool Dry Place can be preordered directly from Keeled Scales on multiple formats ahead of its February 19 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Jackie Lee Young.