– featured image courtesy of alexa viscius –
kevin krauter is poised to turn in one of the summer’s finest albums. the indiana singer-songwriter – who also spends time in the bloomington-based band hoops – is prepping the release of toss up, a stellar collection of tunes that doubles down on the breezy intimacy of his wonderful 2016 extended play, changes.
the album’s third single, “suddenly,” is as robust as its predecessors. slightly melancholic, “suddenly” finds krauter winding a vocal melody through an arpeggiated guitar ostinato, a lilting effect compounded by the woozy, vibrato-tinged synth motif that echoes the track’s main hook. taken alongside “rollerskate” and “keep falling in love,” krauter’s latest offering is another compelling glimpse of this songwriter’s gifts, proof that the simplest structures can be among the most affecting.
toss up arrives june 15th via bayonet records. listen to “suddenly,” below.